If you only have one book on Herbs this is the one to have. This is an encyclopedia that shows what the herb looks like, how to grow it and how to use it. Some herbs have a history too.The book looks like it is new. There are 545 pages filled with information.
It is a great book for reference to the experienced herb grower and information to help the new grower get started. I don't see any marks, rips or folds.