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THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA..., [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel
1 [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA...
Walpole [N.H.] Printed by David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the author 1801 First Edition Paper covered wooden boards Good 
8vo (5" x 7"). pp. [1 - 3]; 4 - 360. Collation: A-U6 W6 X-2F6. Collated and complete. Paper covered wooden boards with paper spine. Includes A Catalogue of the names of those Ladies and Gentlemen, who have subscribed for the AMERICAN HERBAL..." (pp. 24 - 26); Errata p. 36. This book of medical botany is specific to the plants of the America, and is considered "The first herbal both produced and printed in the United States, as opposed to those which were reprints of European works. Includes information on American Indian remedies" (Garrison-Morton). It lists the plants in alphabetic order and for each plant described provides the Latin name, all common names, a physical description of the plant, whether or not is it poisonous (including physical effects), its uses, and the appropriate dose.

A clean, and partially unopened copy in the original boards with the bookplate of Paul Gurley Merrow engraved by William Fowler Hopson on from paste-down; paper spine perished with the sewing loosened and the threads beginning to break; closed tear on p. 169 affecting first paragraph of text; closed tear in margin of p. 233 not affecting text. Scarce. Howes 911; Sabin 90959; Garrison-Morton 1838.2; NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 1818. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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