Cooperstown, N.Y. 1836. 143pp. 12mo. Cloth, spine gilt. Cloth sunned and soiled, extremities worn. Some scattered light foxing, else clean internally and very good. Item #WRCAM34922
An excellent example of "Jacksonsian egalitarianism" at work in the Botanico-Medical movement, this book aims to provide a comprehensive resource for families without access either to Botanic physicians or to similar books being sold at "exhorbitant prices" (p. iii). Gardner and Aylworth appear to be unaffiliated Thomsonians, not mentioning Samuel Thomson in their work but adhering fully to an anti-"mineral poisons" program (p. iii) and offering a materia medica very close to Thomson's. Alex Berman & Michael A. Flannery, AMERICA'S BOTANICO- MEDICAL MOVEMENTS (New York, 2001), p. xx. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 37599.