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HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 FLORA SPECIMENS  IN AN ATTRACTIVE ARTS AND CRAFT BINDING, ALBUM
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HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 FLORA SPECIMENS IN AN ATTRACTIVE ARTS AND CRAFT BINDING, ALBUM

By K. Siderius

Bussum: J.A. Sleeswijk, 1900. Dutch herbarium, constructed uniquely for each customer around 1900 by Sleeswijk. This item contains 81 sheets of mounted European Flora specimens. Each page with captions . A very attractive Arts and Craft binding, good with some wear to the edges and paper covering, held with cotton tapes and tied with a bow as originally intended. Specimens in good condition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (21cm x 32 cm). Book.

$111.95

A FINE VICTORIAN COLLECTION OF 39 SEAWEED SPECIMENS  MOUNTED ONTO DISPLAY CARDS
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A FINE VICTORIAN COLLECTION OF 39 SEAWEED SPECIMENS MOUNTED ONTO DISPLAY CARDS

By Anonymous

Not Appropriate, 1860. No date but the nature of the thick gilt-edged card and manuscript notes suggest Victorian and probably around 1860. 39 sea-weed specimens, each individually mounted, with manuscript latin names below, onto uniform, dark-green display cards (63 x 103mm) with thick gilt edges,and rounded corners. The specimens are generally in a good state of preservation, several with a little lose or rubbing. The paper mounts are variously foxed and marked. A few cards are lightly worn and marked. A very good collection. [Note it would seem that these are the surviving cards of a larger collection, as several cards have residual specimens to the back, which appear to have been transferred from other cards, presumably when the cards were stacked, but none of these cards with missing specimens are extant.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

$500.50

FINE VICTORIAL COLLECTION OF MOUNTED  SEAWEED SPECIMENS.
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FINE VICTORIAL COLLECTION OF MOUNTED SEAWEED SPECIMENS.

By Anon

Unknown: Not Appropriate, 1860. No date but almost certainly Victorian and probably dating to the mid 19th century. 51 fine seaweed specimens mounted on paper and pasted onto the rectos of 28 leafs, most with two specimens per page. Under each specimen (bar one) the species name is given in manuscript. There is evidence of one specimen missing, otherwise those present are particularly fine and generally in very good condition. Unfortunately the external binding is missing and there is no title page, but with two blank leafs at the front and the back. A very nice album with some particularly fine specimens.. First Edition. Unbound. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to (18.5 x 22.5cm).

$500.50

FINE VICTORIAL COLLECTION OF MOUNTED  SEAWEED SPECIMENS.
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FINE VICTORIAL COLLECTION OF MOUNTED SEAWEED SPECIMENS.

By Anon

Unknown: Not Appropriate, 1860. No date but almost certainly Victorian and probably dating to the mid 19th century. 78 seaweed specimens mounted on paper and pasted onto the rectos of 38 blue-paper leafs, most with multiple specimens per page, often seemingly of the same species. Specimens are neither named nor numbered; there is evidence of a couple of specimen missing, otherwise those present are generally in very good condition. Bound in plain red morocco with marbled boards. Binding fair only, leather to spine chipped and worn, boards rubbed, front board detached. A nice album of dried seaweed specimens. First Edition. Unbound. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to (18.5 x 22.5cm).

$368.79

FINE HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 SEAWEED SPECIMENS  IN SUPERB VICTORIAN ALBUM, Plymouth, Llandudno, Worthing, Penmaen Mawr and Dunoon.
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FINE HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 SEAWEED SPECIMENS IN SUPERB VICTORIAN ALBUM, Plymouth, Llandudno, Worthing, Penmaen Mawr and Dunoon.

By Anonymous

Not Appropriate, 1852. 29 sheets of mounted sea-weeds, consisting of approximately 80 specimens. Each page with manuscript captions giving dates (1852-1858) and places of collection, including Plymouth, Llandudno, Worthing, Penmaen Mawr and Dunoon. On a couple of pages the specimens are arranged decoratively. A contemporary two-verse manuscript poem regarding 'flowers of the sea' has been penned to a front page. Housed in a superb contemporary album of straight-grained mahogony morocco, with folding flap to the fore-edge, secured to the rear board with a metal pin and clasp, extensive gilt and blind stamped decoration to the boards and flap. The album opens to reveal full pockets to front and back with leather gusseted sides, each pocketed faced with navy blue straight-grained morocco; the flap also lined internally with the same; marbled free end- papers. Binding very good, lightly rubbed with a few small, professional and inconspicuous repairs to the head/tail of the spine and flap. The specimens are generally in a very good state of preservation, a small loose specimen has been protected in a clear plastic sleeve as has another specimen found in one of the pockets. A very attractive Victorian collection of sea-weed specimens housed in a superb album.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to (20.5 x 26cm). Book.

$921.97

FINE AND EXTENSIVE HERBARIUM OF BRITISH PLANTS, DORSET, England and Wales inlcuding: Salisbury Plain, Corfe Castle, Snowdon, Bramshaw, New Forest, Lulworth, Sedge Moor, Rakes Brake[?], Ramsey, Swanage, Cheddar, Yarmouth, Coombe Bissett.....
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FINE AND EXTENSIVE HERBARIUM OF BRITISH PLANTS, DORSET, England and Wales inlcuding: Salisbury Plain, Corfe Castle, Snowdon, Bramshaw, New Forest, Lulworth, Sedge Moor, Rakes Brake[?], Ramsey, Swanage, Cheddar, Yarmouth, Coombe Bissett.....

By Unknown

n/a: n/a, 1904. A superb and extensive collection of herbarium specimens of British Plants with over 650 species represented; approximately 100 of these are supported with original watercolour illustrations, and a few with original b/w photographs of specimens or habitat. Each specimen is displayed in a separate card folder (size approx. 38 x 51cm folding to 38 x 26cm.), carefully sewn in place with white thread; and generally protected with an inserted sheet of blotting paper; each with a printed species label to which location and date have been added in manuscript and occasionally the collector's initials. The illustrations are painted or inserted onto the inside front fold opposite the dried plant and vary somewhat in quality, with some highly accomplished. The specimens were collected mainly between 1904 and 1910 with a few later specimens around 1913, with a further adjunct collection of specimens around 1932. We are not sure who the main collector was, but all collections appear to be made by the "J" family as there are a few references to E. V. J.; E. M. J.; D. R. J.; and E. S. C. J. The centre of collection is focused around Canterton in Dorset, but collections were made all over England and Wales inlcuding: Salisbury Plain, Corfe Castle, Snowdon, Bramshaw, New Forest, Lulworth, Sedge Moor, Rakes Brake[?], Ramsey, Swanage, Cheddar, Yarmouth, Coombe Bissett, Sheepstor etc. and in Cornwall - Kynance, Goonhilly Downs etc; and in Wales - Snowdon and Cefn Rocks. To give an impression of the scope of this extraordinary collection there are at least 24 orchid species represented as follows: - bog orchid, New Forest Aug 1906 (supported with a contemporary b/w photograph presumably of the collected plant); broad-leaved helleborine, Cadman Road, Aug. 1903; marsh heleborine, Sennen (W. Cornwall), July 1919; white helleborine, White Parish Hill, June 1906; common tway-blade, Canterton, July 1904; heart-leaved tway-blade, near Llyn Anafon, July 1910 (N.Wales); bird's nest orchid, Binstead Hill Wood, June 1906; commony lady's-tresses, nr. Brook Pond, Sept. 1903; large-flowered lady's tresses, New Forest 1905; green-winged Orchid, Canterton, May 1904; military orchid June 1909 (initialled W. M. J., no location given); Orchis ustulata (burnt orchid), Whiteparish Hill, June 1906; early purple orchid, Canterton, May 1903; spotted hand orchid (O. mascula), Canterton, June 1908; Marsh Orchid, (O. latifolia), New Forest , May 1912; Pyramidal Orchid, Lulworth, 1906; butterfly orchid, New Forest, June 1906; great butterfly orchid, Buckcharm, June 1905; fragrant orchid; nr. Rhydymwyn, July 1910; green frog orchid, The Leeta, Mold, N. Wales, June 1903; bee orchid, Lulworth, June 1904; spider orchid, Swanage, April 1910; and Fly Orchid, Bentworth, June 1906. The specimens in their folders are contained within a six-shelf stained pine cabinet, adapted to the purpose; to the the lip of each shelf in manuscript are lists of plant families, though these only partly relate to the specimens on that shelf. The cabinet is a little bruised and worn, and the key to the lock missing, but the contents and specimens are in excellent condition, a few folders dusty to the outside. An extraordinary collection, containing many rare species, a testimony to a bygone Britain before the introduction of intensive farming and the wholesale loss of wildflower meadows. A large heavy item: a shipping surcharge will apply.. First Edition. Very Good. Folio. Book.

$2173.22

ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING NUMEROUS PRESSED AND LABELLED BOTANICAL SPECIMENS FROM MAINLY NORFOLK
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ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING NUMEROUS PRESSED AND LABELLED BOTANICAL SPECIMENS FROM MAINLY NORFOLK

By Fanthorpe, Henry

Norfolk: Not Appropriate, 1851. A 19th century album containing pressed flowers circa 1834 -1851 stated as thought to have been compiled by Henry Fanthorpe (1809-1851) Great Grandfather to Theodore Fanthorpe, containing 142 pressed wild flower species all collected in NORFOLK, on 80 plus leaves, each entry captioned and annotated. The first entry of 23rd June 1834 Mare’s Tail gathered on meadow at Thorpe near Norwich, final entry was September 1837 - Water Mouse-ear Chickweed, Stowe, Norfolk plus 4 wrapped plant samples gathered from Syracuse and Palermo in Sicily during July and August 1843 plus 1 sample dated 1st February 1851 from - Detenhaugan? Contemporary green morocco spine with card boards, discreet stamp of Theo Fanthorpe Collection to top board and internally throughout. The binding is worn with chipping and cracking to the head/tail of the spine and some general wear, but remains firm. Specimens are well preserved and mounted, the majority are clean with just a few a little frail in places. A particularly good and well preservered early regional herbarium album. Please see images or contact us for further information.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio.

$987.83