The Spikenard of the Ancients. [1836].

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HATCHETT, Charles (1765-1847). The Spikenard of the Ancients. [4], 21, [1] pp. Folding plate depicting “Nardis Indica”. Interior: Pages age toned, pages heavily creased in places with soiling. Title page issued as half title-imprint/colophon of ‘William Nicol’ on the verso. Exterior: Publisher’s purple cloth (faded, upper board detached, spine cover/backstrip lacking). PRESENTATION COPY: “To Viscount Sidmouth – from the Author”. 4to.[London : Printed by W. Nicol 1836].

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ESSENTIAL OILS INTEREST-

“The History of the Nardus Indica or Spikenard of the Ancients had been long involved in doubt and obscurity, until the late Sir Gilbert Blane made a communication upon the subject in the year 1790, to the Royal Society”.

HATCHETT, Charles (1765-1847). The Spikenard of the Ancients.

[4], 21, [1] pp. Folding plate depicting “Nardis Indica”.

Interior: Pages age toned, pages heavily creased in places with soiling. Title page issued as half title-imprint/colophon of ‘William Nicol’ on the verso.
Exterior: Publisher’s purple cloth (faded, upper board detached, spine cover/backstrip lacking).

PRESENTATION COPY: “To Viscount Sidmouth – from the Author”.

4to.[London : Printed by W. Nicol 1836].

Spikenard, also known as nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored essential oil, used in perfumes and related to the honeysuckle family. Growing in the Nepal, China and India.

A scarce publication with interesting PROVENANCE (Viscount Sidmouth’s copy either 1st, 2nd or 3rd Viscount Sidmouth).

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Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24.5 × 2 cm
Author/s

Publisher

[W. Nicol]

Binding

Cloth

Non-Fiction Subject

Natural History

Language

English

Region

Europe

Date

1836

Place of Publication

London

Country of Manufacture

United Kingdon