Nature's Alchemist: John Parkinson, Herbalist to Charles I
Anna Parkinson

London: Frances Lincoln, 2007. First edition As new in dust jacket. First edition/printing. Hardcover. 335 pp. with bibliography, index, extensive appendix listing of plants in John Parkinson's garden on Long Acre. Illustrated with reproductions of period portraits, woodcuts, botanicals. Based on original research, a lively biography of botanist John Parkinson (1567-1650), whose life bracketed the evolution from herbalism to botany in England. He was the Royal Apothecary to James I and Royal Botanist to Charles I. He was the author of two monumental works, "Park-In-Sun's Terrestrial Palace" (1629), and "The Botanical Theatre of Plants" (1650). As New Hardcover 9780711227675 (Item ID: E20980)


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