Back to results
Back to results


Adam in Eden: or, Natures paradise. The history of plants, fruits, herbs and flowers. With their several names, whether Greek, Latin or English; the places where they grow; their descriptions and kinds; their times of flourishing and decreasing; as also their several signatures, anatomical appropriations, and particular physical vertues; together with necessary observations on the seasons of planting, and gathering of our English simples with directions how to preserve them iu [sic] their compositions or otherwise. A work of such a refined and useful method, that the arts of physick and chirurgerie are so clearly laid open, that apothecaries, chirurgions, and all other ingenuous practitioners, may from our own fields and gardens, best agreeing with our English bodies, on emergent and sudden occasions, compleatly furnish themselves with cheap, easie, and wholsome cures for any part of the body that is ill-affected. For the herbarists greater benefit, there is annexed a Latin and English table of the several names of simples; with another more particular table of the diseases, and their cures, treated of in this so necessary a work. By William Coles, Herbarist.

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - OS - 97.7/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [20], 144, 75-78, 145-165, 116-206, 209-264, 269-348, 347-396, 66, 551-629, [25] p. ; 2°.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Title page in red and black. With numerous mispaginations. Includes index. Last leaf bears advertisements. Signatures: A² a-b4 B-T4 [superscript chi]T² U-2T4 3A-3O4 3P1 4A-4H4 4I1, 5A-5K4, 4L-4O² 4P4(-4P4) 4R1. Brown staining throughout, affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C5087 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1962. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 60:3). Ownership and custodial history: From the library of te Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876), Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full calf K-SuSCL