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Culpeper's Herbal - 11th Jun 2016

Many of us have heard of Culpeper's Herbal but few of us have seen a copy like this.  It was published circa 1790 and is replete with lovely hand-coloured full-page plates.  

This particular volume is testimony to the art of restorative bookbinding.  This book arrived here without boards or spine.  We consigned it to the care of Michael O'Brien (now of Oamaru) who gave the book a sensitive and appropriately aged rebinding using contemporary endpapers and materials.  It is a really superb quality job.

If you are feeling wealthy and want to splash out, this is a beautiful book in a really fine craft binding.  If you're lucky enough to be in Dunedin, come in and have a look at it.

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