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Facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts and Incunabula

Medicine, Science, & Geography

Herbals are books containing names, descriptions, and illustrations of plants, particularly focusing on their medicinal uses. They have been popular throughout the world since ancient times, and in medieval Europe manuscript herbals were often produced by monks who were experienced gardeners and healers. The popularity of herbals continued after the advent of printing, and they formed the basis of many early scientific and medicinal texts.

(Image credit: Herbal of Pseudo-Apuleius)


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