The Fresh Air of The Summer Morning - Eric Melvin

By Napiers


This is the story of Duncan Napier who founded Napiers the Herbalist shop in 1860. Looking back some 50 years to his early days as a herbalist in Edinburgh, Duncan's story is one of real courage in adversity. Duncan describes his early days as a herbalist and gives a fascinating account of some of the ailments he was called upon to treat.

About the author:

Eric Melvin is an established and well respected local historian who has explored, researched and documented his home city of Edinburgh. In this book he chronicles the fascinating life of the founder of Napiers the Herbalists - Duncan Napier. Eric has a personal connection to the Napiers story as he is married to Duncan Napier's Great Granddaughter and his insight and care in telling this important piece of Scottish history is evident.

A must read.

A trust kept since 1860

Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.