Brother Cadfael, the much-loved medieval sleuth created by Ellis Peters, is depicted in the "Chronicles" as an enthusiastic gardener and herbalist, ...Show synopsisBrother Cadfael, the much-loved medieval sleuth created by Ellis Peters, is depicted in the "Chronicles" as an enthusiastic gardener and herbalist, often excusing himself from his daily offices to tend the abbey gardens or work in his herbarium. He is also renowned for his great knowledge of plants, especially the exotic varieties he bought back to England from his travels throughout the Christian and Muslim worlds to raise and perfect in his own garden in Shrewsbury. This book recreates Brother Cadfael's herbal kingdom. It details in alphabetical order all the plants and herbs mentioned in the "Chronicles", and offers descriptions of their traditional uses in medieval times.Hide synopsis
Publisher: Boston & London: Little, Brown & Company, 1996
Description:First edition (hardback). 8vo (25cm by 22cm), 200pp. Illustrated...First edition (hardback). 8vo (25cm by 22cm), 200pp. Illustrated throughout in colour from photographs by Rob Talbot. Original brown cloth, dustwrapper. There is a gift inscription to the front free endpaper, and some thumbing of the contents. Overall, the book is in good condition. The dustwrapper is in very good condition (price-clipped). ISBN 0316882240.
Description:Rob Talbot (Photographs) Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. 4to...Rob Talbot (Photographs) Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 200 pages. Medieval plants and their uses, culinary and medicinal, with passages from Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael books.
Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 192 p. 4-colour photographs.
Description:Very Good ++ in Very Good ++ jacket. Oversized hardcover with...Very Good ++ in Very Good ++ jacket. Oversized hardcover with price clipped dust jacket, 200 pages including full colour photographs; light edge and corner wear, bump to spine bottom, otherwise very gentky used, very clean and unmarked throughout; DJ gently bumped along edges, but no chips or tears.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Boards and pages clean....Very good in very good dust jacket. Boards and pages clean. Minor edgewear. Corners bumped. Dj has minor shelfwear. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 200 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
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