A stunning tribute to our past and present, The Illustrated College Herbal features paintings and late medieval woodcuts of nearly 200 plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis beds in the RCP’s Medicinal Garden. Authors Jane Knowles, Henry Oakeley and Gillian Barlow pay tribute to Britain’s first pharmacopoeia, breathing new life into the history of medical botany with beautiful artwork from dozens of distinguished artists.
With this book, the gardeners and the garden fellows of the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians of London celebrate our 500th anniversary and the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Pharmacopoea (sic) Londinensis by the college. This was produced to provide the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, newly formed in November 1617, with a single, simple standard for the formulation of medicines, rather than the plethora of different pharmacopoeias then available.
Copies of the book can be purchased at this book launch on 11 May between 6pm - 8pm, or ordered via email@example.com (please put ‘Illustrated College Herbal’ in the subject line, and your address in the text of the email) or via publications@rcplondon. ac.uk. £20 + p&p.
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The ticket price includes access to an exhibition of images in our Dorchester Library, refreshments and a book signing by the authors