Oxford: printed by William Hall,for Ric. Davis, 1659. 1st Edition. Contemporary calf. 1st Edition. 12mo (14.o x 4.5 cm). Contemporary tooled calf with new spine; red morocco with gilt labeling; blank panels with tooled gilt borders. Collation: [lxxxiv], 672 pp. Later feps.; paper wear and repair to title page and second leaf with loss of some letters; text soiled and tightly trimmed, mainly at head.
Provenance: Signature of “Ar. Jacob” on verso of title page. This may be that of Dr. Arthur Jacob (1790-1874) Irish ophthalmologist who trained in Paris, London and Trinity College, Dublin, and who discovered ‘Jacob membrane’ the layer of rods and cones in the retina in 1816. He was most active and influential in advancing medicine in Dublin from hospitals to medical society. (ODNB). Very good. Item #0000804
Lovell received an M.A. from Christ Church, Oxford, and practiced medicine at Coventry. The present work is an omniumgatherum of everything he could find in literature on the use of individual herbs arranged alphabetically by English name. Unfortunately, the work is of rather limited use since there are neither illustrations nor descriptions of plants. (Clevleand Herbal… 238 -2nd ed.).