DON (GEORGE) Herbarium Britannicum consisting of Fasciculi of Dried British Plants with their Appropriate Names, Fasciculus V. only, 1806; and 12 later parts (13)

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DON (GEORGE)
Herbarium Britannicum consisting of Fasciculi of Dried British Plants with their Appropriate Names and Particular Habitat Annexed, Fasciculus V. only

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DON (GEORGE)
Herbarium Britannicum consisting of Fasciculi of Dried British Plants with their Appropriate Names and Particular Habitat Annexed, Fasciculus V. only, 26 actual specimens, attached by cross slips of filligree paper, printed identification labels pasted down onto facing page, printed contents label on verso and recto of upper cover, 4 specimens defective, some dampstaining and light worming, original stiff wrappers with cloth ties, worn, Neill and Company, 1806; together with twelve later private continuation volumes of a Scottish Herbarium by an unknown botanist containing 424 actual specimens, specimens mounted on paper with cross slips, paper watermarked 1818 or 1824, most identified in manuscript on the mounts with locations, 30 with descriptive manuscript labels pasted onto mounts, approximately 5 specimens defective, original stiff wrappers, some labelled by Linnaea in manuscript on the spines, one disbound and one missing upper cover, rubbed, 1818-1824, folio (13), sold as a collection

Footnotes

  • SCOTTISH HERBARIUM, including specimens collected from various Scottish locations including: Dumbarton Castle, the summit of Arthur's Seat, Duddingston Loch, Ben Lomond, Musselburgh, Craiglockhart Woods, Salisbury Crags, Roslyn Woods, Pentland Hills marshes and Caroline Park. The privately compiled volumes are divided into linnaea (including pentandria, hexandria, decandria, diadelphia, dodecandria and didynamia). The Don is rare with only single records being mentioned by the following: World Cat, the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD and a Birmingham entry on Copac (of fasciculus I only). The only known complete copy is held by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. However, as W.E. Evans notes in a paper on the subject, "few sets...were called for and it is now the case that hardly any exist in their original format" (Notes RBG, 1934, 167-72). See illustration overleaf.
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