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Materia medica of the vegetable kingdom

BERGIUS, Peter Jonas.
Materia medica e regno vegetabili, sistens simplicia officinalia, pariter atque culinaria.
Stockholm, Peter Hesselberg, 1778. 2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary calf.
€ 850
First edition of a materia medica of the vegetable kingdom by the Swedish physician and botanist Peter Jonas Bergius (1730-1790). It opens with an introduction, followed by the description of 571 herbs and plants, arranged according to their classification. The entries contains the plant's names, habitat, appearance and properties, and note for which ailments and diseases they can be used and how they can be processed for simple and compound medicines.
Internally in very good condition. Bindings very slightly rubbed, binding of volume 1 stained on the front board and spine, otherwise in good condition.
Blake, p. 43; Krok, Bibliotheca botanica Suecana, p. 76; Wellcome II, p. 148.
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