Gathered by the long experience and industry of William Langham. 2nd ed. corrected and amended. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1633. References: Hunt 224; STC 15196.
Langham's dictionary type medicine book, organized alphabetically by English plant name, contains long, delightful plant remedies from "Acatia" to "Wormwood." P. 113-160 are misbound.
Langham's dictionary type medicine book, organized alphabetically by
English plant name, contains long, delightful plant remedies from "Acatia"
to "Wormwood." According to the author's explanatory note to the
reader, this book contains "many and strange effects and operations of
all sorts of Simples, gathered by the long experience and travell of the
Author." He goes on to note that all the "Simples with their uses
are easily knowne, being plainly described in this Booke, and are gotten
without any great cost or labour, the most of them being such as grow in
most places, and are common amongst us." Each entry
describes the medicinal values in the plant, with all of the sentences numbered. At the end of the entry there is an alphabetical listing of the ailments or diseases which that particular plant can help, and then a reference to the particular sentence containing information on that specific malady. The work concludes with an alphabetical table of ailments, and under each ailment all of the applicable plants are listed.
Subjects: Botany; Medicine; Medicinal herbs.