Flora Medica by George Spratt
Introduced by Darren Bloodworth of C Arden Booksellers, Hay-on-Wye
This is a scarce 1st edition published in 1829-30 that we currently have in stock at C Arden Booksellers in Hay.
George Spratt (1784-1840), was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and active in the Medico-Botanical Society of London.
Flora Medica contains plates of various medicinal plants admitted into the London, Dublin, and Edinburgh Pharmacopoeias; with their history, botanical descriptions and properties described.
It is a two volume set complete with 184 fine hand-coloured plates. Handsomely bound in full leather it has a cross hatched design on original boards. More recently, a splendid job has been done in giving the volumes new spines.
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