HERBALS: THEIR ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION - Agnes Arber, 1938 - BOTANY PLANTS HISTORY
HERBALS: THEIR ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY, 1470-1670
Book Details + Condition: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, UK). Second edition, 1938. Hardcover. 326 pages, with Appendix and Index to rear. Detailed treatise by famed British botanist Agnes Arber on the history of herbals and their uses over two centuries in the early modern era. Arber begins with Aristotle and the ancient herbals of Greece and Rome as an introduction to the later printed herbals in Western Europe, investigating them by country during the age of Enlightenment. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white images of plants. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with areas of discoloration; interior is clean and free of markings.