Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Herball or Generall History of Plantes

One of the books selected for inclusion in my exhibition Dandelions: Rustic Oracles at the Harris Museum, is The Herball or Generall History of Plantes by John Gerard from 1636.  It is from the Dr Shepherd's Library Collection at the museum.

It is a large volume with absolutely beautiful illustrations throughout of different plants. It is currently on display in a cabinet in the reference library at the Harris Museum in Preston, and is of course open on the page listing dandelions.

The Herball will remain on display until the end of the exhibition on 7th October 2018.

No comments:

Post a Comment