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Salmon, 1710: Botanologia.

This is the raw OCR'd text for the first 300 pages of this book. Please help proofread this text!

It's difficult to proofread: all the in-the-middle "s" letters are the old-fashioned "f"-like letter. The OCR'd text reflects that. The archive.org OCR is utterly unreadable ... and I don't have the time to do this on my own. So I hope to enlist your help.

A comment on this work from Matthew Wood:

"This is the last of the great Renaissance woodcut herbals and a favorite with me. I actually bought a readable copy fifteen years ago, when there was no online library. Salmon writes from experience and, furthermore, I count him as the 'first Anglo-American' herbalist on record, since he spent some time in his youth clearing timbered land in the 'West Indies,' i.e., South Carolina. This was before black chattel slavery, when they used indentured white labor. He returned to London and practiced as a physician, very adept, but was hated by the high born physicians due to classism. He is so American in that sense: '--- you, you highbrows.' When you look at the output and translation of Culpeper and Salmon, and the hatred and scorn they suffered. . . you see the vested interests of the time under threat.

"When Salmon talks about snake bites he includes the rattlesnake. Those South Carolina snakes along the coastal forests are more deadly than any European snakes. He used scarlet pimpernel for rattlesnake bite, interestingly. Claims to have cured 200 plus cases of kidney stone with knotweed, and used arrowroot for wounds based on the doctrine of signatures."


  • You'll find the full book at the Villanova University Digital Library: Vol. 1 - Vol. 2.
  • and at Botanicus (a scan from mobot) (beautiful scan): Vol. 1-2 in one. This is also found on archive.org.
  • It's on google books, but not available (at least not to me). Google botches the images anyway, so shrug.

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Dedication. Done: Cyra / Anonymous.
Chap. 1. Preface or Introduction. Done: Nick Jones.
Not done yet: Chap. 2. Of the Greek Names of Plants. - page 2 - page 3
Chap. 3. Of the First Qualities of Medicines. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 4. Of the Second Qualities. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 5. Of the Third Qualities. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 6. Of the Fourth Qualities. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 7. Of the Fifth Qualities. Done: Henriette / Chris Hedley.
Chap. 8. Of Preparations Galenick Internal. Done: Chris Hedley / Peppercat.
Chap. 9. Of Preparations Topical, or External. Done: Peppercat / Nick Jones.
Chap. 10. Of Preparations Chymical. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 11. Of the Virtues of Medicines. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 12. Of Doses, Uses and Application. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 13. Conclusion of the Introduction. Advertisement. Done: Nick Jones.

Botanologia: The History of Plants.
Liber Primus.
Of English Herbs and Plants.

Chap. 1. Of Adders-Tongue. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 2. Of Adonis-Flower. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 3. Of Agrimony Common and Bastard. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 4. Of Water Agrimony the Male Kind. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 5. Of Water Agrimony the Female Kind. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 6. Of Alehoof, Great, Small, &c. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 7. Of Alexanders. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 8. Of Alkanet. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 9. Of Clowns All-Heal. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 10. Of Common All-Heal. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 11. Of All-Heal of Aesculapius. Done: Lisa Haller / Peppercat.
Chap. 12. Of All-Seed. Done: Peppercat / Lisa Haller.
Chap. 13. Of Garden Anemonies. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 14. Of Wild Anemones. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 15. Of Garden Angelica. Done: Peppercat / Lisa Haller.
Chap. 16. Of Wild Angelica. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 17. Of Water Angelica. Done: Lisa Haller / Peppercat.
Chap. 18. Of Anise. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 19. Of Love Apples. Done: Peppercat / Lisa Haller.
Chap. 20. Of Mad Apples. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 21. Of Thornie Apples. Done: Lisa Haller / Henriette Kress.
Chap. 22. Of Red Archangel. - Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 23. Of the White Archangel. Done: Nick Jones / Peppercat.
Chap. 24 Of Yellow Archangel. Done: Peppercat.
Chap. 25. Of Garden Arach. Done: Peppercat/Lisa Haller.
Chap. 26. Of the Common Greater Wild Arach. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 27. Of the Lesser Wild Arach. Started: Lisa Haller. - Not done yet: page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 28. Of Stinking Arach. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 29. Of Sea Arach. Done page 3: peppercat. - Not done yet: page 1 - page 2
Chap. 30. Of Arrow-Head. Done: peppercat.
Chap. 31. Of Mild or Spotted Arsmart. Done: peppercat / Lisa Haller.
Chap. 32. Of Hot or Biting Arsmart. Started: Lisa Haller. - Not done yet: page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 33. Of Garden Asarabacca. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 34. Of Wild Asarabacca. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 35. Of Common Asphodel. Done page 3: Lisa Haller. - Not done yet: page 1 - page 2
Chap. 36. Of Onion Asphodel. Done: Lisa Haller.
Chap. 37. Of Marsh or Wild Asphodel. Done: Lisa Haller/Nick Jones
Chap. 38. Of Garden Asparagus. Done: Nick Jones
Chap. 39. Of Sea or Marsh Asparagus. Done: Nick Jones
Chap. 40. Of Wild Asparagus. Done: Nick Jones
Chap. 41. Of Common Avens. Done: Nick Jones
Chap. 42. Of Wild or Mountain Avens. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 43. Of Common Barley. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 44. Of Wild Barley. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 45. Of Barren-Wort. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 46. Of Common Basil. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 47. Of Citron and Clove Basil. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 48. Of American Basil. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 49. Of Stone Basil. Done: Nick Jones.
Not done yet: Chap. 50. Of Wild Basil. Started: Nick Jones. - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 51. Balsam-Apple Male. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 52. Balsam-Apple Female and Yellow. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 53. Bawm Garden and Bastard. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 54. Bawm, Turkey and Syrian. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 55. Beans Garden and Bastard. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 56. Beans Kidney and Scarlet. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 57. Beans Field or Horse. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 58. Bear's Breech. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 59. Bear's Ears. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 60. Beets Common and White. Started: Ingeborg. - Not done yet: page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 61. Beets Red. - page 1
Not done yet: Chap. 62. Beets Roman. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 63. Bell-flower Small. - page 1 - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 64. Bell-flower Great. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 65. Betony Wood. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 66. Water Betony. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 67. Bifoil, or Twa-blade. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 68. Bindweed Common. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 69. The Lesser Blew Bindweed. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 70. Bindweed Black. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 71. Bindweed Sea. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 72. Birds-Eye. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 73. Birds-Nest. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 74. Bishops-Weed Common. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 75. Bishops-Weed Forein. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 76. Bistort English. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 77. Bitter-Sweet. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 78. Blew-Bottle. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 79. Blew-Bottle Double-flowred. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 80. Blites White. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 81. Blites Red. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 82. Blood-Wort. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 83. Borage. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 84. Broom Common. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 85. Broom Spanish. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 86. Broom Rape. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 87. Britanny. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 88. Brooklime. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 89. Bryonie White. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 90. Bryonie Black. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 91. Bucks-Horn. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 92. Bugle. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 93. Of Bugloss Garden. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 94. Of Bugloss Wild, or Ox-Tongue. Done: Nick Jones.
Chap. 95. Of Bugloss Vipers. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 96. Of Bugloss, Wall and Stone. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 97. Of Bugloss Marsh. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 98. Of Burdock Great. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 99. Of Burdock Small. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Chap. 100. Of Butter-Bur. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 101. Of Burnet. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 102. Of Butter-Wort. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 103. Cabbage. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Chap. 104. Calamint Common and Small. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Chap. 105. Calamint, Wild. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 106. Caltrops, Land. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 107. Caltrop, Water. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 108. Camomil. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3 - page 4
Chap. 109. Of Cammock, or Restharrow. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2 - page 3
Chap. 110. Campions, Garden. Done: Nick Jones. - page 1 - page 2
Chap. 111. Of Campions Wild. Started: Nick Jones. - Not done yet: page 2 - page 3 - page 4
Not done yet: Chap. 112. Of Catch-flie.
- page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 113. Of Cats-tail.
- page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 114. Of Carrots, Garden.

Not done yet: Chap. 115. Of Carrots, Wild. - page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 116. Of Carrots of Candy.
- page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 117. Of Caraway.
- page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 118. Centory the Greater.
- page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 119. Of Centory the Lesser.
- page 2 - page 3 - page 4
Not done yet: Chap. 120. Of Celandine.
- page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 121. Of Charlock. - page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 122. Of Cherry Winter.
- page 2
Not done yet: Chap. 123. Of Chervil Garden.
- page 2 - page 3
Not done yet: Chap. 124. Of Chervil Wild.
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Added more proofread text 13Dec2013 - added more OCR'd text 13Dec2013. - Henriette.


Botanologia was written by William Salmon in 1710.



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