HERB - Re: Tree diagrams

Gaylin Walli g.walli at infoengine.com
Wed Dec 2 07:36:47 PST 1998

Sharon wrote:

>The book's actual title is "The Illustrated herbal"(oh well too many books
>with similar names). Anyway its by Wilfrid Blunt and Sandra Raphael. The
>copy I have got is the revised edition (1994) paperback. isbn
>0-500-27786-9. Published by Thames and Hudson.

Ah yes. I can get this from interlibrary loan. Had thought about
it, but not yet done it. Thanks for this information. I wonder if it's
still in print. Anyone else have this edition that they purchased
recently? With a pub date of 94 it shouldn't be too hard to find.

>"the descent of the various groups of Discorides manuscripts from the lost
>originals of Krateuas. " and "relationship of the versions of the
>Herbarium of Apuleius Platonicus".

Oooh. This ought to be interesting. I know that today we point to
Banckes or Markham or Gerard and say "look, here are the some of
the most important works we have as primary sources." But I think
what I'd like to know is what sources did people of those time
periods think were important. And the only way I know of to find
out for sure is to track the copying and rewriting (okay, we'd
probably call it plagerism today) that went on in period. Which
works were the ones that people lifted from the most and why? Was
it because the author was more vocal? Was s/he in favour with the
church or out of favour? Those kinds of things.

>(I have 3 months out of at 3 months and 3 weeks uni holiday left
>and I'M already bored!).

Bored?! Get to work, woman! We need info! You're at a university!
Can't you see we're starving for good research here!?! Write us
an article or three! *grin*

>Hope this is of some use,

Of fantastic use. Thanks, Sharon. I know we all appreciate it.

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