Book Description
A very attractive personal collection of seaweed assembled by an unknown owner in a generic ‘album’, with gilt-edge pages in a variety of pastel hues. Seaweed collecting in the Victorian era is now considered to have been a prominently feminine pursuit (though there were undoubtedly male amateur collectors of seaweed), typified as such by the fact that Queen Victoria is said to have created an album
Dealer Notes
4to, ll. 137, of which 75 have seaweed specimens; there are approximately 85 pressed seaweed species in total; original black roan binding, gilt and blindstamped with floral tools, rubbed; spine cracked and detached at bottom, some loss at top of spine; patterned endpapers; leaves multi-coloured, edges gilt; slightly stained throughout but in good condition; seaweed mostly intact; one specimen is missing, one has detached from its paper and is damaged, others have suffered some loss, else in very good condition; the last specimen has adhered to the preceding page; inscriptions to two specimens
Author Unidentified maker
Date probably 19th century

Price: £550.00

Offered by Stewart & Skeels

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