Item #75679 Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical. Francis Peyre PORCHER.

Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical

Item #75679

(CONFEDERATE IMPRINT). PORCHER, Francis Peyre. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs. Richmond: West and Johnston, 1863. [i.e., Charleston, SC: Printed by Evans & Cogswell]. 1st ed. xv, 601 pp. Contemporary brown goatskin-backed marbled boards, black morocco spine labels. Scattered foxing, else very good copy in a cloth slipcase. HOWES P-482. P&W 6133. "This is probably the most ambitious and important work produced in the Confederacy." In Tall Cotton, 150. "A true landmark ... [intended to] provide as much information as possible about using local materials as substitutes for unobtainable items and thus alleviate some of the hardships resulting from the blockade." Harwell, Cornerstones, p.15.

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