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MEDICINAL PLANTS IN FOLK TRADITION: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland.
Edition: First edition.
Portland, OR: Timber Press, (2004). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at the medicinal uses of more than 400 species used by the people of Britain and Ireland. Based on firsthand accounts captured by surveys, on more than 1000 manuscript volumes of the Irish Folklore Commission, and on 300 other published and unpublished sources. Includes illustrations from herbals such as those by Bock, Fuchs, and Brunfels, a map and a selection of color photographs by Deni Bown. Includes an appendix on veterinary remedies, sources and indexes of folk uses, scientific names and vernacular names. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-881926388.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 71246More details Price: $60.00
MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE WEST INDIES.
Edition: First printing.
Algonic, MI: Reference Publications, Inc., (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Caribbean islands have had a long acquaintance with herbal medicine in the form of "bush teas" going back to the early days of slavery and using both plants introduced from West Africa and indigenous plants. Illustrated with full page botanical drawings throughout. The second book in the series "Medicinal Plants of the World." Includes notes, glossary, bibliography, medicinal index, common names index and index to species. 282 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-917256123.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 83982More details Price: $150.00
DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards.
Edition: First edition., a large trade paperback.
Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, (2010). First edition - An exploration of supernatural and natural healing practices all over the world through 270 colonial postcards from a private collection, published in conjunction with an exhibition of these postcards in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2009. Shown in their original colors, the cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, but also a source which needs to be considered with care, since many reflect the colonial prejudices and racist attitudes of the time. Notes, references. Large format. 215 pp. ISBN: 978-9460220173.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 77972More details Price: $35.00
THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218.
Edition: First printing.
Philadelphia: The American Folklore Society, (1942). First edition - Associate editors include Aurelio M. Espinosa, Franz Boas, George Herzog, Ralph S. Boggs and Marius Barbeau. Features articles on Folk Medicine and Folk Science by Warren La Barre; on the Louisiana Negro ceremony of Easter Rock; Loup Garou tales from Haiti and more. Book reviews, Notes, index. Pages 197-268.
Condition: Very good overall - some minor wear to the edges of the printed brown covers.Book ID: 55910More details Price: $25.00