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Herbarium Album of Dried Floral Arrangements Gooseberry Hill 1880

$2,750.00

Herbarium. Album of dried flowers arranged artfully and sometimes as figurative images, dated November 10, 1880 and placed at Gooseberry Hill

Description

Album of dried flowers arranged artfully and sometimes as figurative images. 31 cm x 26 cm. 14 leaves with herbaria on the rectos. The rear endpaper has the date of November 10, 1880 and place of Gooseberry Hill (now partially illegible), written with plant material (dried gooseberry blooms?). All the flowers are in floral arrangements, but stand-outs are the images of a pitcher and flower arrangement above, a candelabra, and a vase formed with small daisies. The other bouquets are done with great skill and taste. Two versos with chromolithographed die-cuts, otherwise, the versos are intentionally blank to prevent abrasion and loss of the flowers. Well preserved, scant wear to the plant material, with the only partial loss on the rear endpaper’s material, where the outline of the missing material is still readable.  Very Good. Cloth binding.

Dried pressed flowers mounted as a bouquet with a blue ribbon.

Dried pressed yellow flowers mounted in the shape of a pitcher to hold a spray of dried flowers.

Dried flowers with dried violets and a red ribbon.

A vase made of dried pressed daisies holding a spray of dried greenery.

The rear endpaper has the date of November 10, 1880 and place of Gooseberry Hill (now partially illegible), written with plant material (dried gooseberry blooms?).

Dried various plants with a blue ribbon bow.

Front cover of the album, brown cloth with gilt lettering.