A Cottage Herbal - Elizabeth CullumDavid & Charles, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded.
From the cover: “Looks at all aspects of these delightful plants, from their culinary values, including making wines from the hedgerows and herbal teas, to craft uses, such as the basis of pomanders, pot-pourris and even jewellery. There are sections on growing the plants and making a herb garden as well as details of non-dangerous wild herbs. So, even those without a garden can learn how to cultivate herbs in pots or window boxes, and they can return from a day in the country with a bunch of herbs for use in flavouring soups and stews, making jellies and puddings or simple remedies for mild ailments. For the beauty conscious on a budget there are recipes for herbal face packs and hair rinses with many other cosmetic uses. And a comprehensive chapter on spinning and natural dyes from herbs describes the whole process from obtaining the fleece to the attractive-coloured wools which can be produced. This introduction to self-sufficiency is charmingly illustrated by the author’s drawings and will give hours of endless pleasure to country lovers and town dwellers alike.”
Jacket designed by Elizabeth Cullum. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 127 pages.