Beautiful stamped design hardcover with gilt spine lettering. 7.25" by 4.75" w/ 419 pages. Small engravings of parts of the internal and skeletal anatomy.Plus the full skeleton frontis. An important & early American guide to natural healing, based on Native American knowledge and tradition, using roots, plants, herbs, flowers, bark, etc. It begins with Remarks on Physiology & Anatomy. Then an extensive section of 70 pages giving the common and Latin names of hundreds of such items and their medicinal uses. A short section on the "Frailty of man".
Following is a long section [241 pages] of recipes for the treatment of virtually every ailment, injuries, etc. Then a guide for giving medicine & remarks on consumption. A chapter on "fairriey", agriculture cookery, preserving meats, a few misc.
Hints, ailments of horses, cattle and poultry, a short chapter on making wine, beer, and etc. And some concluding remarks on hunting, fishing and catching game.... Would beat their brains out with their paddles. The recipes pages really does include about everything you can think of! Kidney stones, several for cancers, in a raging fit, cholera, worms, fellons, for king's evil, croup, consumption, profuse sweating, colic, gouts, water in the ear, corns, burns, palsy, fevers, itches, headaches, jaundice, heartburn, blindness, ear-ache, cough, vomiting blood, hard breasts, baldness, lunacy , chapped lips, bloody flux, measles, to clean teeth, and on and on....
Many of these have several recipes. From preface: The author was born in 1790 in the wilds of far northern New York State and was early initiated into the mode of treating diseases as practiced by the neighboring Aborigines. " He wrote and published this guide to health as a protest against the general use of "syrups, salves, pills, powders, and ointments, any one of which is said to cure all diseases. Photos carefully as they are part of the description.
All of my books are VERY OLD and have 100+ years of wear to varying degrees. For its age [155 years old].
Boards - very secure, a few small spots to the back cover. Spine ends - very good - curled.Inner hinges - very good. Pages - sporadic spotting throughout - mostly light. Rips /folds - 2 rips that I saw, which were from uncut pages being torn apart wrong along the top edge [1 is picture # 6 - venereal diseases of all kinds] - both now taped /. 1 fold plus a few wee tips. Gilt on spine still quite bright. A VERY RARE ONE FOR YOUR LIBRARY!
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Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to.
So the old book smell doesn't bother me. As far as I can tell -this book does not smell bad. The item "RARE INDIAN PHYSICIAN BOTANICAL HERBS HOMEOPATHY MEDICINE HUNTING ANTIQUE BOOK" is in sale since Tuesday, July 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.