Ireland's Generous Nature: The Past and Present Uses of Wild Plants in Ireland. Published by Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2014. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Folio. Title lettered in gilt to spine, a fine copy.
Limited Edition Issue, Number 2 of 144 Copies, Signed by the Author. Additionally with presentation inscription by him on title-page.
The first ever comprehensive account of the historical and present-day uses of wild plant species in Ireland. It records a wealth of traditional knowledge about Irish plant use, knowledge that has been disappearing fast. More than 1500 wild plants are detailed in a systematic list, which gives both their Irish and English names. Many historical references have been included from a wide range of Irish literature.