Order Nr. 120469 AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY. Jacob Bigelow.


  • (Boston, MA: Cummings and Hilliard, 1821).
  • 4to.
  • later quarter leather, cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine, back original paper wrapper, top edge cut, other edges uncut
  • 101-197+(1) pages

Price: $650.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 120469

Shaw and Shoemaker 40247. Volume III, Part II only. Tissue protected color engravings by Jacob Bigelow. In addition to the engravings, the botanical history, results of chemical examinations, and medical uses are listed. The entire work was published between 1817 and 1821. Bigelow (1787-1879) was a physician and botanist, professor of Materia Medica at Harvard from 1815 to 1855. Includes appendix, systematic index, Latin index, English index, and table of contents for the entire thrid volume. For a history of its printing, binding, and distribution, see Richard Wolfe, Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany 1817-1821 (North Hills, Pennsylvania: Bird and Bull Press, 1979). For a listing of the contents of all volumes, see the University Archives and Special Collections website of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Treadwell Library (Boston) ex libris, and regulations of the Public Library of the City of Boston are laid in. Endpapers tanned, with pencilled notation on back pastedown.