Medical flora, or, Manual of the medical botany of the United States of North America : containing a selection of above 100 figures and descriptions of medical plants, with their names, qualities, properties, history, &c. : and notes or remarks on nearly 500 equivalent substitutes

Philadelphia: Atkinson and Alexander, 1828, 1830. First edition. Two volumes, uncut in period style quarter green morocco. 7-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches, xii, 268, 276 pp. 100 plates printed in green. A fine, washed, copy, with plates 50 and 53 provided in excellent facsimile. "Beginning in 1818, with his 2,000-mile tour to the west of the Alleghenies, Rafinesque made important botanical explorations, mostly on foot, as far as Kentucky and Illinois" (DSB). "Rafinesque was a great botanist, conchologist, archaeologist, and economist,... This work describes for the first time a number of American Indian remedies". Garrison-Morton 1849; Sabin 67457. Item #31966

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