Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Old Herbals

Old Herbals are just fantastic, they contain so much interesting historical and medical information about plants. I particularly like 'The Herball' by John Gerarde. It has now been scanned and made available at the amazing Kurt Stüber's Online Library:

A new herbal, or historie of plants (1619) by Henry Lyte is also available:

It’s well worth browsing the online library which contains a huge variety of mostly science related books on everything from botany to geology and mycology. Particularly recommended is "Die Radiolarien Tafeln" and "Kunstformen der Natur" by Ernst Haeckel.

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