Polygonaceae - Polygonum bistorta. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Polygonaceae - Persicaria bistorta - Polygonum bistorta
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1790, 1. edition, volume 1, plate 34. Engraving (sheet 158 x 213 mm). Small marginal inkstain. Text enclosed in photocopy (partly missing).
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 & I p. 30.