Reading Leechcraft

I finally pulled out the Anglo-Saxon Leechcraft book and started looking at it some more. I was working on writing poetry and I actually ended up with a poem about the visual rhetoric of the book as it is looked at from the outside and first few pages.

I discovered that it was published by Burroughs Wellcome, a company which has become GlaxoSmithKline much more recently. My dear friends B and J G from NC have worked there for years, though B is now homeschooling instead.

That made the book, already a jewel for its information–which I have been unable to access in modern English anywhere else, even more special.
anglo-saxon leechcraft cover image by ShD