An album of dried flowers arranged artfully and sometimes as figurative still-life images. 31 cm x 26 cm. Fourteen full pages with dried floral arrangements. The back endpaper of this herbarium has the date of November 10, 1880, and place of Gooseberry Hill (now partially illegible), written with dried gooseberry blooms. All of the flowers are in arrangements, but the images of a pitcher and flower arrangement above; a candelabra, and a vase formed with small daisies, stand out as remarkable pieces of folk art. The other varietal bouquets are also done with great skill and taste. Two pages have chromolithographed die-cut images pasted in, otherwise, the page opposite an arrangement was left blank to prevent abrasion and loss of the flowers. Very well preserved, with very little wear to the flowers, with the only partial loss on the rear endpaper’s material, where the outline of the date written in plant material is still readable. Very good condition, with the original cloth binding on an album from 1880.
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