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Book Description

Seaweed Album by Miss G. E. Dyke-Doore (G.E., collector and arranger) Seaweed album, 1860s. Nineteenth Century Herbarium. A beautiful and exemplary collection. Stunning and rare in this condition. Album of Seaweed specimens, with 27 mounted specimens between 1 and 7 per page, stamped label reading "collected, arranged and mounted by Miss G. E. Dyke-Doore, Jersey" to pastedown, contemporary ink poetry verse surrounded by specimen to first page, others with captioned Latin name in manuscript mounted on card below, 4 cards loosely inserted, one with "sea weed, from the Heads Tasmania, Xmas 1884" verso, some pages stained and spotted though not affecting specimens, overall a remarkably clean album completely in tact, original wrappers, rubbed and stained, silk tie with loss, c.1863. Collecting and drying seaweed became a popular pastime in the Victorian era, especially among younger women, as it allowed them a greater sense of freedom and an outlet to display their understanding of the natural world. Album containing original seaweed specimens. Professionally mounted. A remarkable album of English sea weed specimens from the Isle of Wight, Bovisand, Devon, Whitson Bay, Torquay, etc.. Beautifully preserved in remarkably fresh detail, still bright in colour. Stunning and rare in this condition.
Author Miss. G.E. Dyke-Gore
Date 1860
Binding Hard
Publisher Private

Price: £1250.00

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