Title Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine".
Binding Hardcover in DJ
Book Condition Good, previous owner inscription
Jacket Condition Good, sl soiling to dj
Publisher Houghton Mifflin 1970.
0395079071 / 9780395079072
Seller ID 2269h
441 pp "The seventeenth century housewife had to produce a host of household aids - flavorings, drinks, tonics, insect repellents, candies, narcotics, medicine, and laying out the dead. In pithy language and amusing detail, the author describes these early American gardeners whose influence is still strong in our daily lives. In an indispensable appendix Miss Leighton lists 200 of the common plant names, the names of those who used them, and brief descriptions from their own books of reference recording what they believed or expected of each plant. "