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  • Christopher, John R. (1909-1983)
    CAPSICUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Springville, Utah: Christophers Publications, (1980). SIGNED first edition - A comprehensive look at cayenne's versatile and safe healing properties, which make it the most useful first aid herb available. Discussed are its history over thousands of years, botanical information, its cultivation (in modern times mostly in Ceylon and Africa but with instructions for growing it yourself) and a variety of modern medicinal uses. Included is a brief excerpt from Samuel Thompson's 'Botanic Family Physician' published in 1835. Illustrated. SIGNED on the first page and dated in 1981. Dr Christopher was a pioneering US herbalist and naturopath, who, among other things, founded The School of Natural Healing in Utah. Selected bibliography, index. 167 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83325
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  • WHITE WOMAN WITCH DOCTOR: Tales from the African Life of Rae Graham. by Graham, Rae as told to Taffy Gould McCallum,
    Graham, Rae as told to Taffy Gould McCallum,
    WHITE WOMAN WITCH DOCTOR: Tales from the African Life of Rae Graham.

    Edition: First printing.

    Miami, FL: Fielden Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young Englishwoman, a nurse, who, as the wife of a South African soldier, was the only Western-trained medical person in the Venda - an area of Beuchanaland which is now Botswana - but who also grew to appreciate the native herbalists and witchdoctors and embarked on a 10 year long training program to become a witch doctor herself. Photographs, glossary. 143 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 0-963372181.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54675
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  • I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO! by Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO!

    Edition: First edition.

    Pony, MT: HOPS Press, (2009.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A tale of herbal wisdom and personal empowerment" written and illustrated by Jesse Wolf Hardin and inspired by his young daughter's questions. Includes a 'Name the Herb Game.' SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in 2009. Large format, 43 pp plus 3 pp advertisements. ISBN: 9781892784315.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 50776
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  • PHARMAKO DYNAMIS: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft. by Pendell, Dale.
    Pendell, Dale.
    PHARMAKO DYNAMIS: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft.

    Edition: First edition, a large trade paperback..

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (2002.). First edition - The second book in his Pharmako trilogy - ancient Greek herbalists used the term pharmakodynamis to refer to the intrinsic powers of plants. This volume covers, among other plants, coffee, chocolate, ephedra, khat, coca, and nutmeg. Dale Pendell is a poet, engineer and ethnobotanist - among other things, .he was the founding editor of KUKSU: Journal of Backcountry Writing. Illustrated throughout. Extensive references, index. vii, 293 pp. ISBN: 1562791257.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54725
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  • A CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN MATERIA MEDICA Chiefly from Plants in Use among the Natives. by Smith, Andrew of St Cyrus (1828-1898)
    Smith, Andrew of St Cyrus (1828-1898)
    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,

    Book ID: 83229
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. by Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Pretoria, SA: Briza, (2002). Hardcover - A look at the medicinal plants which are an important part of South African culture, illustrated throughout with 500 photographs, most in full-color, 135 distribution maps and chemical structure diagrams. "A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This Revised Edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The book includes: Detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way." Includes a plant list according to ailments; glossary, index. 304 pp. ISBN: 1-875093-095.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 71258
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  • THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA: Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal. by Watt, John Mitchell and Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk.
    Watt, John Mitchell and Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk.
    THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA: Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone, 1962. dj. Hardcover - The second - and best - edition of this authoritative and comprehensive work. In fact, it is so signficantly changed from the original 1932 edition, that is more like a new work. The title was changed to include Eastern Africa to reflect the expanded area it covers, and the book has over 1000 additional pages. Illustrated with botanical color paintings, black and white drawings and photographs, some in color. Bibliography, European names, vernacular names, active principles, index and more. pp. xii 1457.

    Condition: Very good+ in gray cloth in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name and stamp, some rubbing to the dj). A very large and heavy book.

    Book ID: 80486
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