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William Turner: A New Herball, Set (Parts I, II, and III)

Series: William Turner: A New Herball Volume: 3

Edited By: GTL Chapman, F McCombie, M Tweddle and A Wesencraft

1100 pages, Line illus

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Mar 1996 | #35964 | ISBN: 0521477689
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About this book

Originally published in three parts during the second half of the sixteenth century, this was the first English herbal with any pretensions to scientific status. As such, it provided a landmark in the history of botany and herbalism, breaking new ground in its accuracy of observation and its scientific thoroughness.

...the story of a fascinating figure...Turner's Herball is a remarkable work both in its comprehensive use of ancient texts and originality...This work in its new edition is a beautiful testimony to a man with more than one consuming passion. The Sixteenth Century Journal


Contents

Volume 1: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introductory matter; A New Herball (Part I, 1551); Transcript; Glossary; Notes; Further reading; Index of Turner's chapter headings; Index of persons; Index of places; Index of Turner's English names; Index of modern English names; Index of scientific names; Index of virtues. Volume 2: Preface; William Turner: an assessment; A New Herball (Part II, 1562); Transcript; Notes to Part II; A New Herball (Part III, 1568); Transcript; Notes to Part III; Glossary; List of references; Index of Turner's chapter headings; Index of persons; Index of places; Index of Turner's English names; Index of modern English names; Index of scientific names; Index of virtues.

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