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This is my first post to this forum, although I've been following it for many years now.
Iâ€™ve been having some difficulties in procuring some publications regarding the medicinal/traditional uses of Maltese plants, so I thought I would post my list here. I would like to ask if any of you could give me a lead on where I could purchase a used copy of the books below (maybe a website, or a specialised bookstore?).
Ideally, I would like to buy the books (one is a periodical, so an electronic copy would be great), but if not, I would be more than happy to read them in a library as well. I am about to try and send this list to the main libraries in Victoria and Valletta, but I thought I would post it here, just in case.
Besides this list, I would be very thankful if any of you could refer me to any article/book concerning Maltese medicinal plants (I have the two latest books written by Prof. Lanfranco).
I visit the archipelago annually, but I spend most of my time in Gozo (I live in the US). I am an ethnopharmacologist and am fascinated by the history behind Malteseâ€™s plants. My in-laws live close to Taâ€™Kenuna (Nadur) and Iâ€™ve been trying to learn more about the medicinal uses of the plants in the botanical garden that surrounds the tower. Sadly, the garden was much decayed when I visited last year, but I hope I will find it in a better shape this summer (I am visiting early June).
These are the books/periodical:
Penza C. (1969) Flora Maltija Medicinali, Progress Press C. Ltda, Malta
Borg, J (1927) Descriptive Flora of the Maltese Islands, Government Printing Office. Malta
Cassar Pullicino J (1947) An Introduction to the Maltese Folklore, Malta
Gulia G (1855) Repertorio Botanico Maltese, Ex Libris Publii, Malta
Cremona A. (1971) Hxejj ta' Medicina Populari fil-Gzejjer ta' Malta u Ghawdex, Lehen it-Malti, No 6
Cheers and many thanks to all!