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
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