ESSENTIAL OILS INTEREST-
“The History of the Nardus Indica or Spikenard of the Ancients had been long involved in doubt and obscurity, until the late Sir Gilbert Blane made a communication upon the subject in the year 1790, to the Royal Society”.
HATCHETT, Charles (1765-1847). The Spikenard of the Ancients.
, 21,  pp. Folding plate depicting “Nardis Indica”.
Interior: Pages age toned, pages heavily creased in places with soiling. Title page issued as half title-imprint/colophon of ‘William Nicol’ on the verso.
Exterior: Publisher’s purple cloth (faded, upper board detached, spine cover/backstrip lacking).
PRESENTATION COPY: “To Viscount Sidmouth – from the Author”.
4to.[London : Printed by W. Nicol 1836].
Spikenard, also known as nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored essential oil, used in perfumes and related to the honeysuckle family. Growing in the Nepal, China and India.
A scarce publication with interesting PROVENANCE (Viscount Sidmouth’s copy either 1st, 2nd or 3rd Viscount Sidmouth).
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