1850 English Physician Culpeper HERBAL Cures Alchemy Astrology Color Illustrated

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“No man ought to commit his life into the hands of that Physician, who is ignorant of Astrologic: because he is a Physician of no value.”  

― Nicholas Culpeper

 

Rare 19th-century issue of the first herbal printed in America!

 

Nicholas Culpeper was a 17th-century English herbalist and physician known for his principal work “The English Physician” – the first herbal printed in North America! This work, which was first published in 1652, contains a plethora of pharmaceutical medicine as well as descriptions of important herbs. Culpeper provides proper preparations for different herbs including anemone, dittany, cottonweed, hemlock, beech-tree, tobacco,  rhubarb, onions, garlic, hops, horseradish, mustard, apples, mint, parsnip, wheat, hazelnuts, fennel, oats and parsley, lavender, lettuce, roses, and hundreds more!

 

Culpeper wanted medical treatments to be more accessible to everyone, including the poor. He intended to educate them on their health and provided explanations of these herbs and their medical, healing properties. Culpeper offers a cure for venereal disease in wormwood and intestinal worms to cure drunkenness! (Adams, p. 17). ‘Heirs of Hippocrates’ makes note of this work:

“In it, Culpeper argues that every physician should be an astrologer and sets for the reasons why medicinal plants and herbs are dependent on the movement of the stars.”

 

This 19th-century printing is undated but features an impressive collection of 20 hand-colored illustrations – printed under the title ‘The Complete Herbal: The English Physician Enlarged.’

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1850 English Physician Culpeper HERBAL Cures Alchemy Astrology Color Illustrated

 

“No man ought to commit his life into the hands of that Physician, who is ignorant of Astrologic: because he is a Physician of no value.”  

― Nicholas Culpeper

 

Rare 19th-century issue of the first herbal printed in America!

 

Nicholas Culpeper was a 17th-century English herbalist and physician known for his principal work “The English Physician” – the first herbal printed in North America! This work, which was first published in 1652, contains a plethora of pharmaceutical medicine as well as descriptions of important herbs. Culpeper provides proper preparations for different herbs including anemone, dittany, cottonweed, hemlock, beech-tree, tobacco,  rhubarb, onions, garlic, hops, horseradish, mustard, apples, mint, parsnip, wheat, hazelnuts, fennel, oats and parsley, lavender, lettuce, roses, and hundreds more!

 

Culpeper wanted medical treatments to be more accessible to everyone, including the poor. He intended to educate them on their health and provided explanations of these herbs and their medical, healing properties. Culpeper offers a cure for venereal disease in wormwood and intestinal worms to cure drunkenness! (Adams, p. 17). ‘Heirs of Hippocrates’ makes note of this work:

“In it, Culpeper argues that every physician should be an astrologer and sets for the reasons why medicinal plants and herbs are dependent on the movement of the stars.”

 

This 19th-century printing is undated but features an impressive collection of 20 hand-colored illustrations – printed under the title ‘The Complete Herbal: The English Physician Enlarged.’

 

Item number: #5239

Price: $550

 

CULPEPER, Nicholas

 

The complete herbal : to which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult qualities physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are now first annexed, the English physician enlarged and Key to physic … forming a complete family dispensatory … To which is also added, upwards of fifty choice receipts … Illustrated by engravings …

 

London : Virtue & Co., [ca.1850] (new edition)

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [3], 398, [2]
    • Illustrated with 20 hand-colored plates
  • References: Adams, Hideous Absinthe; Lowndes 567; Garrison & Morton 1828.1; HoH 322;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 22.5cm)

 

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5239

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Medicine & Science

Authors

CULPEPER, Nicholas

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete