Early modern (1500 CE – 1800 CE)

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Alphabetical by author,  books with a # symbol, denotes the link is to a digitised online version


Betson, T., 1517. Syon Abbey Herbal.  Adams, J., & Forbes, S., (Eds, 2015 edition). London: AMCD Publishers.

#Culpeper, N., 1653.  Culpeper’s Complete Herbal.  London: Richard Evans. 1816 reprint.#

#Gerard, J., 1636. The herball: or a generall historie of plantes. London: Adam Islip.#

#Parkinson, J., 1629.  Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris 1629. London: Methuen Edition 1905#

#Parkinson, J., 1640.  Theatrum Botanicum. London: Thomas Coates.#

#Woodville W., 1790. Medical Botany. 3 vols + Supplement. London .#


Addyman , M., 2017. William and Peter Turner: A Family of English Renaissance PhysiciansMorpeth: Friends of William Turner, 2017).

Bruton-Seal, J., & Seal, M., 2014. The herbalist’s bible: John Parkinson’s lost classic rediscovered: Ludlow: Merlin Unwin Books.

Jenner, M., &  Wallis, P., (eds.). 2007. Medicine and the Market in England and Its Colonies, C. 1450-C. 1850. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Laroche, R., 2009. Medical Authority and Englishwomen’s Herbal Texts, 1550-1650. Farnham: Ashgate.

Leong, E., & Rankin, A., (eds.). 2011. Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800. Farnham: Ashgate.

Stapley, C., 2004. The Receipt Book of Lady Ann Blencowe Interpreted for Today by Christina Stapley: s.l.: Heartsease.

Stobart, A., 2016. Household medicine in seventeenth-century England.  London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Tobyn, G.,  2013. Culpeper’s medicine: A practice of western holistic medicine. 2nd Revised edition. London: Singing Dragon.


Also useful….

Syon Abbey Society bibliography list