Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1973. Leek, Stephen; Leek, Julian; Davis, Gerda. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 199 pages. Black boards with green accents. Stated first edition. Firm binding; no loose pages. Tanned edges and lightly tanned pages; no writing or marks observed. Dust jacket with rubbing, chips and small bends, plus a few spots. Dust jacket now encased in a clear, protective cover. Good + / good +. Item #10977
Sybil Leek (1917-1982) was a British psychic, astrologer, author. She also professed to being a witch. Claiming to be descended from a family that practiced occultism and witchcraft for eight hundred years, she published approximately three dozen books on the subjects. In the 1960s she moved to the United States. 'Sybil Leek’s Book of Herbs' takes a look at the mythology of herbs, the historical, cosmetic, culinary, and medicinal value, and also delves into the lives of other herbalists. From the dust jacket: “The plants of compassion – sage and eyebright, yarrow ad sweet marjoram, and all the rest of those plants that have eased man’s ills since he left the cave – are the subject of this all-encompassing book about herbs.”.