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Re: Herbal books

Hello Nick,

   Yes, I think that it will be a useful task to identify the ancient
botanical names and remedies used prior to Linnaeus.


Dana Scott

Nick Pelling wrote:

> >the herbals that were recently mentioned on the
> >list are of course well worth a browse, as
> >they are all either beautiful, interesting or
> >both. These are, of course, the books that Voynich
> >and all subsequent researchers have looked through
> >in every detail.
> My hope here was to help Dana find botanical sources closer in time, so
> that likely names of plants might be identified, forming a bridge between
> botany and cryptography - it's quite possible that cribs like "mira el
> sole" and "erniaria" may prove to be what we need to crack it. :-)