Allier, France: 1895-96. Boards. 2 Volumes. 4to. Pebble brown spines with blue pebbled paper on boards; spines plain with some wear along hinges; boards with wear and some loss on covers, edges and corners. The two volumes contain a total of 943 preserved and skillfully mounted plant specimens three per page. The plants are situated in rectangular areas marked by ink lines. There is a number beneath each plant that corresponds to a number on facing page. There is Latin name, author, locale found and medicinal properties. The plates and text are in very good condition. The plants are classified by family and have been mostly collected in the vicinity of Saintis -Pourçain-sur-Sioule.
The two volumes end with tables: abbreviation of the names of authors, medicinal plants, names of plants and their numbers in the herbarium. The first of the two tables that are at the end of each volume is signed, but name not clear. Very good. Item #0000790
This herbarium was prepared from the Allier region of France in 1895 to 1896 by Jacques Dupoux who was most likely a student of pharmacy. These herbaria were a general requirement of students of pharmacy since the 18th century. They not only provided the student with a reference record of the medicinal plants of their area, but were also of great historical value for the phytogeology for plants in various regions of different areas of France.