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The Virtues of Herbs of Master Jon Gardner

By: E Charles Nelson

Strawberry Tree

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #145993 | ISBN: 1904004024
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Contains the entire text of the first work (a poem) written in the English language on gardening and composed more than 600 years ago. It includes a full facsimilie of the original manuscript which dates from 1400 AD. The poem tells of the cultivation of rosemary, saffron, parsley and colewort, and also includes a long litany of other culinary and medicinal herbs, thus this book is not just the earliest gardening manual in the English language it is also the earliest Irish one.


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