Antique Herbarium Book. n/a.
Antique Herbarium Book
Antique Herbarium Book
Antique Herbarium Book
Antique Herbarium Book

Antique Herbarium Book

1853. HERBARIUM MANUSCRIPT. UNKNOWN. 1853. This incredible collection of leaves, flowers and grasses. Carefully cataloged and labelled, this small collection is important not for the samples themselves but from where they were collected. The traveller is unknown, although one maybe be able to do some research and track down the source, as the front inside cover lists a number of hotels throughout Europe. Dated in 1853, the owner is assumed to be of notable descent and/or high class, as travelling for leisure would have been very costly and only for the wealthy at the time. The handwriting suggests that the author may have been a woman. An interesting antiquarian item for those interested in collections and curiosities, 19th century tourism and travel, ephemera, antique paper and scrapbooks, and botanical samples. This herbarium includes: a Beech leaf from Voltaire's garden (planted by Voltaire),grass from picked on the field of Waterloo, leaves from Carisbrooke Castle Isle of White, leaves from the Maize Hedge of Hampton Court, leaves from Lord Byron s house near Geneva, leaves from the *top* of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a cabbage leaf from the site of the Palace of Caesers, Rome, and flowers from the grave of the Dairyman s Daughter in the Isle of Wight. These are just a few of the amazing priceless links to people and places in history. Good. Item #259

Price (USD): $700.00

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