• Daily Deals
  • Collections
  • Get inspired!

Bidding has ended on this item. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.

Posts to:
Please allow additional time if international delivery is subject to customs processing.
Visit Shop:
Posts to:

Details about  1703 English HERBAL Medical BOTANY Remedies ASTROLOGY Culpeper POTIONS Occult

See original listing
1703 English HERBAL Medical BOTANY Remedies ASTROLOGY Culpeper POTIONS Occult
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
13 Jul, 2014 08:27:07 BST
Starting bid:
US $325.00
Approximately £201.48(including postage)
0 bids ]
US $20.00 (approx. £12.40) USPS Priority Mail International | See details
International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.  help icon for delivery - opens a layer
Item location:
Spencerport, New York, United States


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics






Science & Medicine

Year Printed:



Alternative Medicine


Visit my eBay Shop  

THE ENGLISH PHYSICIAN ENLARGED; WITH THREE HUNDRED SIXTY AND NINE MEDICINES MADE OF ENGLISH HERBS, THAT WERE NOT IN ANY IMPRESSION UNTIL THIS. Being an Astrologo-Physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of this Nation; Containing a Compleat Method of Physick, whereby a Man may preserve his Body in Health, or Cure himself, being Sick, for Three Pence Charge, with such things only as grow in England, they being most fit for English Bodies. Herein is also shewed these Seven Things, viz. 1. The way of Making Plaisters, Oyntments, Oyls, Pultisses, Syrups, Decostions, Juleps or Waters, of all sorts of Physical Herbs, that you may have them ready for your use at all times of the year. 2. What Planet governeth every Herb or Tree (used in Physick) that grown in England...By Nich. Culpeper, Gent. student in physick and astrology.

Culpeper, Nicholas. London: Printed for A. and J. Churchill, at the Black-Swan at Pater-Noster-Row, 1703.

A true gem indeed! Early English herbal by the famed Nicholas Culpeper. Widely regarded as the best known of all English works on medical botany. Commonly known as Culpeper's 'herbal,' The English Physitian of Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54) first appeared as a folio volume in 1652. The title was changed to the English Physitian Enlarged, and the format to octavo, in 1653. It was an immediate success and editions have continued to appear until the present day. Culpeper recommended the use of 'vulgar' English herbs as 'being most fit for English Bodies,' and, as he was an astrologer physician, 'believed that every disease was caused by a planet and that in order to effect a cure a herb belonging to an opposing planet must be used' (Henrey). The 369 herbs are entered in alphabetical order and each entry gives a description of the plant, where it may be found, the best time for its harvesting, and a discussion of its medical uses and astrological implications.

Original bordered English leather, as shown with light wear to the boards, the external joints exposed but the hinges intact. Pages pleasantly browned, all bound, present and complete in good shape. Signed on the front pastedown in contemporary hand by a Nicholai Osborne, title signed by a few members of the Parsons family, else unmarked. Tipped in portrait of Culpeper on facsimile paper. 8vo.

Rare early edition of this fascinating title by Culpeper, hardly seen for sale on the market at this price.  Good luck!

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.

Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.