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Page from 'A curious herbal'

Page from A curious herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell (circa 1700-1758) and printed for Samuel Harding, 1737-1739. This herbal was one of the earliest botanical books to be produced by a woman and contains 500 illustrations of medicinal plants and herbs. It was an instant success in the 1730s, and became an invaluable resource for doctors and apothecaries.

 

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Taken on November 5, 2012