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RAFINESQUE, C(onstantine) S(amuel)
MEDICAL FLORA; OR, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL BOTANY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. Containing a selection of above 100 figures and descriptions of medical plants, with their names, qualities, properties, history, &c.: And notes or remarks on nearly 500 equivalent substitutes
Atkinson & Alexander (first volume); Samuel C. Atkinson (second volume) 1828 & 1830, Philadelphia. Two duodecimo (4-1/4" x 7-1/4") volumes bound in recent burgundy cloth-backed off-white boards with title information printed in black on both boards and printed white paper spine labels, new endpapers. Illustrated with 100 plates printed in green ink on varying sheet sizes. In this work, of which a projected third volume was never published, Rafinesque attempted to provide a comprehensive guide of native flora for the use of American doctors and pharmacists. Rafinesque made important botanical explorations on his 2,000-mile tour, mostly on foot, to the west of the Alleghenies in 1818. This work includes a number of previously unpublished Native American remedies. Garrison-Morton 1849; Nissen, Botany 1579; Norman 1774; Pritzel 7401; Sabin 67457. Minor chip here and there; plate 26 with clean horizontal tear with no loss; contents generally clean and binding Fine. Overall Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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