Friday, April 20, 2007

Discussion on Gerard's Herbal

Back in November I mentioned the discovery of a 1636 edition of Gerard's Herball in the Metuchen, NJ library. On Sunday, 22 April, historian of science Karen Reeds will be giving a talk about the book at the library at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Metuchen Library at (732) 632-8535.

Reeds notes "This will be the library's 'farewell party' for the volume - the Friends of the Library will announce the book's purchaser on Sunday." You'll recall that they'd decided to sell it after determining that the costs of insurance and conservation were too high.