A CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN MATERIA MEDICA Chiefly from Plants in Use among the Natives.
Edition: Second edition.
Lovedale, South Africa: Published in the Book Department, 1888. Hardcover - Uncommon second edition of this early work on South African indigenous medicine, which was first published in 1885. The preface notes that although there is still work to be done, the first edition has been sold out, and so a new edition was appropriate, Among the Native contributors who are acknowledged in the preface is W. W. Gqoba and the students of Lovedale. Includes indices of the botanical, Kaffir, English and Dutch names of the plants. viii, 163 pp. plus errata.
Condition: From the South African Public Library - includes several small circular stamps noting "book registry act 1888" on scattered pages throughout. Attractively rebound in dark green and olive green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorative bands on covers. Significant foxing, but overall in good condition, easily readable,