FUNGI - MANUSCRIPT ALBUM An attractive nineteenth-century album of 64 pen, ink  and watercolours illustrations depicting approximately 300 species of fungi, [c.1850]
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FUNGI - MANUSCRIPT ALBUM. An attractive nineteenth-century album of 64 pen, ink and watercolours illustrations depicting approximately 300 species of fungi, [c.1850]
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FUNGI - MANUSCRIPT ALBUM
An attractive nineteenth-century album of 64 pen, ink and watercolours illustrations depicting approximately 300 species of mushrooms and fungi, mounted 4 sheets per page (each sheet 135 x 220mm.), all captioned and annotated in a neat ink hand (giving name of species, location found, and on occasion date), ownership inscriptions of Sylvia Joan Thurlow, of Driffield, contemporary green half morocco, rubbed, oblong folio, [c.1850]

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  • A charming, well-executed album of watercolours, each of the 64 sheets depicting several species and details, neatly organised and annotated ("Bredon Hill, Ap. 20 1850. This sort causes the Fairy Ring & grows to a great size - full abt. mid. of June"). The most common locations given are Great Comberton and Bredon Hill in Worcestershire.
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