Lot 315: Botanical Specimens. British Ferns, circa 1854



2015-11-05 11:28:30

Lot 314: Botanical Specimens. British Ferns, circa 1854, seventeen loose folio leaves, each with a mounted pressed fern (two with remains of specimen), each with printed label below giving Latin name and a location in the Lake District: Lodore, St. Bees' Head, Honister Crag, Skiddaw Bank, Ullock Moss, Crosthwaite, Wanthwaite Crags, Barrow Wood, etc., first leaf with manuscript note 'Rocks of Borrowdale Miss Wright Sept 1854', some minor edge-fraying and creasing to leaves, sheet size 45 x 28.5cm (17.75 x 11.25ins), loosely contained in contemporary cardboard portfolio, slightly soiled and worn, gold-printed label on upper cover, slim folio (1) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History Maps, Prints & Sporting Art Early Printed Books Military History Wednesday, 11th November 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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