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VMs: Re: Early herbals experts database
Thank you Luis for the reference. I will look into it.
Luis Vélez wrote:
> Perhaps a potentially useful contact for expanding the research by Singer,
> O'Neill, Toresella, Rene, Dennis, Dana, Philip et al. on the Botanical
> section, Professor Salvatore Pezzella has written a few interesting pieces
> on Italian medieval herbals:
> Gli erbari : i primi libri di medicina : "(le virtù curative delle piante)"
> / Perugia : Grifo, 1993.
> Magia delle Erbe 1,2,3 - Ed. Mediterranee
> and medieval astrology/astronomy:
> L¹Astrologia e l¹astronomia nella Firenze medioevale
> (published in the prominent Italian alchemical quarterly journal
> Sample conference: Il viaggio affascinante della Passiflora negli antichi
> (The fascinating journey of Passiflora in the old herbariums)15 09 - 2001
> At least until last year, I understand he also used to advice/direct
> (co-owned?) this small restaurant in Umbria, specialized in ancient flavors:
> La bottega degli antichi sapori
> Via Borgo Aretino
> 06081 Assisi (Perugia)
> Tel: + 39 075 812270
> no email address yet, though... but looking
> ...nor for medieval herbals specialist, Dr Minta Collins', either - who
> currently resides in Geneva.
> "There is nothing in these comparisons to convince any student that he has
> found a counterpart or original for a Voynich manuscript drawing in any
> other herbal manuscript. There is always a possibility, of course, that some
> manuscript or early printed work with drawings closely akin to those in the
> Voynich manuscript may yet be turned up by some diligent researcher."
> (d'Imperio, p.75).