There are brief biographies of the famous herbal writers that Parkinson drew on and a bibliography of historical studies on plants, herbals and the medicine of his time. With Bible in the name, I expected a huge amount of herbs covered, both poisonous and the safe to use. Abstract: A lost classic of Western herbalismrediscovered and restored with 200 full-color images. Finally, on a small point, not every seventeenth-century term is correctly rendered in modern words by the glossary. The layout is artistic and visually pleasing - with Parkinson's description and uses for an herb side by side with Bruton-Seal's modern information.
Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson 1567—1650 was a master apothecary, herbalist, and gardener. Chillies are given an extended treatment, revealing how important this remedy is to herbalists as a circulatory agent and digestive aid, and which purges catarrh from the body. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and ran to 1,766 large pages. Published at last in 1640, on the eve of the English Civil War, it was lost in that catastrophe of national strife, like its royal dedicatee Charles who was executed in 1649, and was never republished. It doesn't cover near enough herbs. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and ran to 1,766 large pages. The photos are gorgeous full color and full page.
Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and ran to 1,766 large pages. While the pictures and layout are lovely, I would have preferred more herbs and uses. This book is a celebration of herbal arts in coffee table book form. A recipe for tobacco ointment is given and other recipes for preparing the herbs discussed are sprinkled throughout the text. Here Julie and Matthew Seal have combined sections of his book to offer a comprehensive collection of herbal information including plant healing properties and recipes. A lost classic of Western herbalism—rediscovered and restored with 200 full-color images.
The herbal monographs themselves, no doubt, prove to be the most attractive feature for readers. Seriously needed a poisonous section for those who need to recognize them to be safe. I too, am a little disappointed. Fascinating in both its parts. This pdf ebook is one of digital edition of The Herbalist's Bible: John Parkinson's Lost Classic Rediscovered Download that can be search along internet in google, bing, yahoo and other mayor seach engine.
The E-mail message field is required. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnus opus was published in 1640, his Theatrum Botanicum, which ran to 1 788 large pages. It will appeal to herbalists and their students, and to gardeners, not least because of the profusion of beautiful images - on this basis it would make a nice present for anyone interested in books and plants - and may even be useful for student historians of the period in affording them some knowledge of the medicines of the day. I had pre-ordered this back in January and was very excited for its arrival today. Given that the readers the book addresses are not exclusively those with herbal or medical knowledge, a standardised format of warnings concerning safety, based on current evidence, could be introduced without losing the openness and appeal of the book. Abstract The herbal in question is the Theatrum Botanicum, a massive tome written in English by John Parkinson 1567-1650 , the renowned apothecary and herbalist to Charles I. The accessibility of the text can have drawbacks, however, and I would recommend that one improvement should certainly be made.
Only 75 herbs are covered in the book with the emphasis on uses and recipes, not cultivation, so if you are looking for gardening tips look elsewhere. Many English common or garden herbs are represented here, from burdock, elder and lovage to nettles, rosemary and sorrel. Parkinsons clear and lively description of a chosen plants vertues or healing properties side-by-side with the editors notesincluding copious herbal recipesmake this the perfect book for students and practitioners of herbalism, historians, and gardeners, all of whom will welcome this restoration of Parkinsons lost classic. In the last category, for example, are chillies, coca and tomatoes. The contrast helps to highlight the progression in knowledge of diseases and of the evidence for the healing powers of herbal medicines.
In this editor's selection, Julie and Matthew have printed Parkinson's clear and lively description of a chosen plant's vertues or healing properties, adding their own modern commentary and a contemporary take on his almost-forgotten herbal recipes. In the The Herbalists Bible, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal have beautifully combined selections from Parkinsons book with their own modern commentary on how each plant is used today to create a truly one-of-a-kind, comprehensive collection of herbal information old and new. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and ran to 1,766 large pages. The sheer scope and size was perh A lost classic of Western herbalism—rediscovered and restored with 200 full-color images. Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson 15671650 was a master apothecary, herbalist, and gardener.
Such entries make apparent the continuity of herbal knowledge over the centuries. Parkinson was writing at a time when Western herbalism was at its zenith and his skills as a plantsman from his grounds in Covent Garden combined perfectly with his passion for science, observation and historical scholarship. Parkinson was writing at a time when Western herbalism was at its zenith, and his skills as a gardener from his grounds in Covent Garden combined perfectly with his passion for science, observation, and historical scholarship. I gave it a 3 star rating because it is really well done for what it is, but it is more of a prayer book than a bible. If you are looking for a really good book for uses of herbs and descriptions, I suggest looking elsewhere. If you are looking for a condensed version of Parkinson's take on 75 herbs with many lovely and colorful photos, then you will rate this 5 stars.