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William Turner: A New Herball

William Turner: A New Herball
2 Volume Boxed Hardback Set

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  • Date Published: February 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521477680

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  • 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.

    • Beautiful black-letter text and woodcut illustrations of the entire original herbal faithfully reproduced for the first time
    • Presents Turner's original work in modernised English for all those interested in the history of botany and medicinal plants
    • An important reference work for those interested in contemporary herbalism/alternative medicine
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...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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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1996
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521477680
    • dimensions: 317 x 193 x 107 mm
    • weight: 5.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Introductory matter
    A New Herball (Part I, 1551)
    Transcript
    Glossary
    Notes
    Further reading
    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. Volume 2: 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.

  • Author

    William Turner

    Editors

    George T. L. Chapman

    Anne Wesencraft

    Frank McCombie

    Marilyn N. Tweddle

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