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Arano, Luisa Cogliati THE MEDIEVAL HEALTH HANDBOOK. Tacuinum Sanitatis. NY: Braziller, (1976). Sm 4to. 153 pp. Illus from manuscript pages. 48 colour plates. Translated and adapted from the original Italian edition. Green cloth. Lettering and cover vignette gilt. Minor bruise to top edge of front free endpaper and small stain to rear board, else near fine in about fine slip case. $25.00

Bardswell, Frances A. THE HERB-GARDEN. London: A&C Black, 1930. 2nd edn. Royal 8vo. xi + 173 + [4] pp adverts. With sixteen illus in colour drawn from nature by The Hon. Florence Amherst and Isabelle Forrest. Pictorial beige cloth. Ink name/date on front free endpaper. Some age darkening to spine and board edges. Foxing to prelims and foredge, permeating slightly into text pages but not plates. A very good attractive copy. $ 40.00

Beston, Henry HERBS AND THE EARTH. Woodcuts by John Howard Benson. Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1935. First edition. 8vo viii+[iv]+143 pp. Brown cloth. Trifle bruised and faded at spine tips. Still about fine in dustwrapper worn and chipped at extremities. $ 35.00

Bown, Deni HERBAL. The Essential Guide to Herbs for Living. London: Pavillion, 2001. Sm 4to. 320 pp. Beautifully illus from colour photos and botanical drawings. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. '..designed to appeal to the herb expert and novice, for those who wish to cultivate their own herb garden, and to all who appreciate the natural beauty and essential power of herbs.' $ 30.00

Bremness, Lesley THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS. (NY): Viking, (1988). Reprint. 4to. 288 pp. Profusely illus from photos and drawings. Laminated pictorial boards. A fine copy. A practical guide to growing and using herbs including cooking, natural beauty, potpourri and dyes. $20.00

Brown, Deni FINE HERBS. Ornamental Plants for the Garden. London: Unwin, Hyman (1988) Small 4to 160 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and garden plans. Green boards. A fine copy in about fine dustwrapper. An unusual book, it explores the use of herbs as ornaments as well as information about their history and chemical constituents. $15.00

Chesnut, V.K. PLANTS USED BY THE INDIANS OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Contributions from The U.S. National Herbarium. Vol. VII, No.3. Washington: Government Printing Ofice, 1902. 8vo. 295-408+vii pp. XXI plates; figures in text. Paper covers, somewhat fragile, still a very good copy. $ 35.00

Clevely, Andi and Katherine Richmond THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS. New York: Smithmark (1994). Large 4to 256 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. Good sections on growing herbs, lots of recipes for cooking with them and an A-Z guide to the plants themselves. Laminated paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Duff, Gail NATURAL FRAGRANCES. Outdoor Scents for Indoor Uses. Pownall, Vt: Garden Way (1989 Roy 8vo 153 pp. Many illus from photos in b&w and colour. Lots of recipes and an index of suppliers. $ 17.50

Erichsen-Brown, Charlotte USE OF PLANTS FOR THE PAST 500 YEARS. Aurora, ON: Breezy Creeks Pr., (1979). 8vo. xxii+510 pp. Illus from line drawings. Ivory linen boards, map endpapers. As new. Reports the use of North American native plants over the lat 500 years. Includes an extensive bibliography and index of botanical names. $45.00

Fletcher, Kim A MODERN AUSTRALIAN HERBAL. Ringwood, Victoria: Viking (1991) Small 4to 271 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos and line drawings. Green cloth. Near fine with some minor edgewear in very good dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Forsell, Mary HEIRLOOM HERBS. Using Old-Fashioned Herbs in Gardens, Recipes, and Decorations. NY: Villard, 1990. 4to. 160 pp. Illus from photos by Tony Cenicola. Red boards. Some minor wear to extremities, else about fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Gardiner, Anthony A GARDEN HERBAL. London: Sunburst (1995) 4to 224 pp. Richly illus from colour photos and paintings. Laminated pictorial paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Extensive information about gardening and landscaping with herbs; complete description of growing and using 50 important herbs; discussion of medical uses and some wonderful recipes. A classy and useful book. $ 20.00

Gardner, Jo Ann HERBS IN BLOOM. A Guide to Growing Herbs as Ornamental Plants. Portland: Timber Press, 1998. 8vo. 394 pp. Illus from colour photos. Green boards. A near fine copy in like dustwrapper. Her A-Z selection of 80 favorite flowering herbs is full of detailed information. $ 25.00

Hillier, Malcolm THE HERB GARDEN. Boston: Godine in Association with The Pacific Horticultural Foundation, (1990). 4to. xx + 300 pp. Illus. from photos and drawings. Grey cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. A book devoted exclusively to the needs of the West Coast plant people. $ 15.00

Hylton, William H. THE RODALE HERB BOOK. How to Use, Grow, and Buy Nature's Miracle Plants. Emmaus: Rodale Pr., (1977). 11th ptg 8vo. 653 pp. Profusely illus from photos and drawings. Green pebble boards. Ink notes on rear free endpaper & a bit of spotting to edges. A very good copy. $ 20.00

James, Theodore, jr. THE POTPOURRI GARDENER. NY: Macmillan, (1990). Sm. 4to. xi + 148 pp. Beautifully illus. from photos by Harry Haralambou. 1/4 cloth and paper boards. Bottom corners bumped, else about fine in like dustwrapper. How to grow, harvest & dry flowers for fragrance & color in your home all year rou nd. $ 15.00

Janulewicz, Michael TRADITIONAL HOME BOOK OF HERBS. New York: Todtri (1996) 4to 143 pp. Illus from colour photos. Laminated pictorial paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrappers. Information on propagating, planting and using herbs for food, medicine and decoration. $ 15.00

Lawless, Julia THE AROMATHERAPY GARDEN. Growing and Using Scented Plants. London: Kyle Cathie, 2001. 4to. 160 pp. Illus from colour photos by Clay Perry. Purple boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Loewenfeld, Claire & Philippa Back THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS AND SPICES. London: David & Charles, (1975). Reprint. Sm. 4to. 315 + 8 pp of colour plates. Illus in text by Sarah Kensington and Christine Robins. Pictorial endpapers. Green boards. Light bruising to spine tips, else about fine in very good dustwrpper with light shelf wear. The cultivation and use of herbs and spices - medicinal and culinary - with recipes. $ 25.00

Lovejoy, Ann THE SAGE GARDEN. Flowers and Foliage for Health and Beauty. S.F.: Chronicle Books, (2001). Sq. 8vo. 144 pp. Illus from photos. Printed paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $12.50

Mason, Catherine THE ORNAMENTAL HERB GARDEN. From Windowboxes to Knot Gardens. Vancouver, Cavendish, (1997). Sm. 4to. 96 pp. Illus. from photos, drawing and plans. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Matthias, Hermann HERBS AND MEDICINAL FLOWERS. NY: Galahad, (1973). 4to. 127 pp. Engravings by Redoute, Daffinger and several artists. Spine tips bumped, else near fine in very good dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Moody, Mary THE PLEASURE OF GARDENING: Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit. Sydney: Lansdowne (1995). Reprint. Square 4to. 125 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. Laminated paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Opletal, Lubomir HEALING PLANTS. Enderby: Silverdale Books, 1999. 4to. 176 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Translated from the Czech. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Over 80 most remarkable and widespread healing plant, most or them found in North America. Includes notes on collecting, drying, and storing the herbal material, focusing on the active ingredients and their effects. Also a detailed explanation of the therapeutic properties as well as clear instructions for making compresses and teas. $20.00

Patnaik, Naveen THE GARDEN OF LIFE. An Introduction to the Healing Plants of India. London: Aquarian/ Harper Collins (1994). Small 4to xi+196 pp. 70 pp of colour illustrations from paintings. Cream cloth. Fine in near fine dustwrapper a trifle rubbed. $ 25.00

Saville, Carole EXOTIC HERBS. A Compendium of Exceptional Culinary Herbs. NY: Henry Holt, (1997). Sm. 4to. 308 pp. Illus from photos. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. With a guide to cultivation and use of world herbs and 60 exotic herbs and recipes. $20.00

Sumner, Judith THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS. Portland: Timber Press, (2000). 8vo. 235 pp. 16 pp of illus from colour photos; drawings in text. Red boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Still, Cecil C. BOTANY AND HEALING. Medicinal Plants of New Jersey and The Region. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, (1998). 8vo. xi + 261 pp. Illus from line drawings. Green cloth. Top corners bumped, else near fine. $20.00

Tolley, Emilie and Chris Mead GARDENING WITH HERBS. New York: Clarkson Potter (1995) Square 4to xiii+262 pp. Profusely illus from colour photographs and garden designs. Green boards. An about fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 30.00

Upson, Tim and Susan Andrews THE GENUS LAVANDULA. A Botanical Magazine Monograph. Portland: Timber Pr., 2004. Sm 4to. xiv+442 pp. Illus throughout from drawings by Georita Harriott, Christabel King and Joanna Langhorne; photos. Purple boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. $25.00

Woodward, Penny AN AUSTRALIAN HERBAL. A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs in Temperate Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Hyland House (1986) Roy 8vo viii+184 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and plans. Green paper boards, a very good copy in like dustwrapper. The usefulness of this book is by no means confined to the antipodes - it is equally applicable to any temperate clime and is ve ry thorough in its description of the plants and their uses together with recipes for eating, treating and dyeing. $15.00