Wow 1994..... I purchased this book on its original release, and like another reviewer, I return to it time and time again. Its my "Herb Bible". Good illustrations, excellent cultivation advice, similarly growing and harvesting advice. I have recently purchased this book for many friends and relations, and would recommend as a gift to anyone who has any interest in gardening.
I keep returning to this book again and again, it's got so much useful information both on growing and choosing plants, and how to use them (best of all). I've got this, and the later edition, and although the later one is more glossy and a feast for the eye, I think this earlier edition is far more practically useful. Buy it if you want to grown herbs, and do it well. It's the best herb book I've got by far. It's thorough without going over the top.