London: Thomas Kelly, 1846. Early edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Very good- condition. Item #019233
vi, [iv] pages containing an index, 398 pages of text. Original binding with leather spine and corners, and cloth covered boards. The boards have been rehinged and the top of the spine had a small piece of missing leather filled in to match. Complete with 20 hand-colored botanical plates and a frontisportrait of the author. The portrait is foxed and stained at the corners, the title page is soiled, and the plates and text have minor soiling and foxing. An early edition. The title page continues "...To Which is Annexed, the English Physician Enlarged, and Key to Physic. With Rules for Compounding Medicine According to the True System of Nature. Forming a Complete Family Dispensatory and Natural System of Physic. To Which is Added, Upwards of Fifty Choice Receipts [recipes], Selected from the Author's Last Legacy to His Wife. A New Edition, with a List of the Principal Diseases To Which the Human Body is Liable, and a General Index. Illustrated by Engravings of numerous British Herbs and Plants, correctly coloured from nature." Measures 277mm (heght).