William Turner: A New Herball: Parts II and III

William Turner: A New Herball: Parts II and III

by William Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521445493

ISBN-13: 9780521445498

Pub. Date: 01/26/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A New Herball, originally published in three parts during the second half of the sixteenth century, 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. For the first time since its original…  See more details below

Overview

A New Herball, originally published in three parts during the second half of the sixteenth century, 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. For the first time since its original publication, the entire Herball is now available in a facsimile edition which faithfully reproduces the beautiful sixteenth-century black-letter text and woodcut illustrations. To aid the twentieth-century reader, a modernised transcript, together with keyed-in notes, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and comprehensive indexes have been provided. Biographical information on this influential physician, naturalist and cleric is also included to give an indication of his contribution to sixteenth-century English history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521445498
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/26/1996
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
850
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 11.81(h) x 2.64(d)

Table of Contents

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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