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The Garden of Health
London - Printed by Thomas Harper 1633 - An uncommon second edition of William Langham's The Garden of Health. An important herbal where the author details 'very many and strange effects and operations of all sorts of Simples, gathered by the long experience and trauell of the Author'. Rebound in leather with gilt lettering and blindstamped border decoration. Second Edition, Corrected and Amended. Uncommon. The firstfour leavesof this edition are in facsimile. The facsimile pages arefrom the First Edition, however the overall pagination matches that of the Second Edition, as noted on the ESTC record, S108241. The Garden of Health is an extensivedictionary of the medicinal use of plants. As the title page states, William Langham was a Practicioner in Phisicke and first published A Garden of Health in 1597. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including very mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have some slight browning with the occasional spotting or handling mark. The book is slightly close trimed but only rarely touching any text. There is the very occasional marginal annotation. Pages 16-32 and 230-295 have browned tidemarking, that does not affect the visibility to the text. Thereare small closed tears or very small chips to the edges of pages 627 - 687, and 131several of which have been profesionally repaired. There are numerous earlyink inscriptions to the margins of the reareight pages. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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