NORFOLK An eighteenth century English Hortus Siccus, [May-July 1793]
Lot 240
NORFOLK
An eighteenth century English Hortus Siccus, [May-July 1793]
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Exsiccata: a Private Collection
NORFOLK An eighteenth century English Hortus Siccus, [May-July 1793]
NORFOLK
An eighteenth century English Hortus Siccus, 44 leaves, faint red ruling as for an account book, between 1 and 3 dried plant specimens mounted with paper tabs on recto, neat manuscript descriptions (Latin and common names; occasionally a comment on usage, place and date found), contemporary vellum with large gilt arms of George III on the sides, folio (360 x 235mm.), [May-July 1793]

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  • A handsomely presented late eighteenth century English Hortus Siccus bound in vellum with the arms of George III on the sides. Locations are given for five of the plant specimens, all in Norfolk: "at Girling's garden, Dereham", Swaffham, Hunston Cliffs, "in a garden near Easton", and Rising Wood (presumed Castle Rising Wood, nr. King's Lynn).
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