Medical Botany, containing Systematic and General Descriptions, with Plates, of all the Medicinal Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, comprehended in the Catalogues of the Materia Medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: Accompanied with a Circumstantial Detail of their Medicinal Effects, and of the Diseases in which they have been most Successfully Employed [initially in 3 vols plus a 4th and a 5th supplement, 5 vols]


Vol.I, 1790, xiv 1-182 [2] pages; vol.II, 1791, xii 183-368 [2] pages; vol.III, 1793 viii 369-578 xii pages; vol.IV, 1794, [4] 1-169 [11] pages; vol.V, 1832, [6] 1-157 [7]; illustrated coloured frontispieces, a total 274 beautifully illustrated hand coloured plates to vol.s I-IV with 36 un-numbered plates to vol.V, 310 coloured plates in total

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Author(s) Woodville M.D., William
Illustrator(s) N/A
Publisher(s) Printed by James Phillips for the Author
Published Date 1790-1794, 1832
Signature Information N/A
Size Folio and quarto, 23.5 x 18cm
Book Condition A lovely set with very little wear, professionally re-backed, bumped corners with chips sympathetically repaired, a little splitting on the front hinges, light insect damage in two vol.s but at the extremities and only affecting the lower fore-edge corner of the prelims to one volume and the front hinge of the other, minimal spotting, some light shading, a little ghosting, the plates are bright and beautiful, the contents are very clean and neat, binding tight, these books are in very good condition
Jacket Condition N/A
Binding Bound in calf with gilt ruled borders front an back, gilt rolled edges, blind rolled returns, 5 raised bands with gilt detailing and gilt titled red morocco labels to the spines, marbled endpapers