Algues Côtes de Bretagne

Algues Côtes de Bretagne

Bretagne [1850] Collection of 119 expertly pressed, mounted and labeled marine algae from Bretagne coast (circa. Mid 1800's). Small 4to(24.5 x 17.2 cm). Contemporayry green morocco binding. Collation: 119 lv, each leaf mounted on stub with single labeled specimen. Each specimen is identified with earlier Latin name in black ink and later additions in red ink. All specimens are well preserved and beautifully displayed on the page. Binding has raised bands; title in gilt in upper panel. There is sunning on the spine and along the hinges and edges of boards, less so for the later. Minor wear to ends of spine. Monogram "SB" in calligraphic style in gilt in each corner of boards. The inner covers are elaborately detailed in gilt dentils and additional inner borders. Pastedowns and free end papers in fine marble paper. This private collection is the most elaborate that we have had and represents a personal collection of "SB" who has made the presentation of the algae growing along the coast of Britany most appealing and scientifically important. Very Good Contemporary pebbled green morocco (Item ID: 0000269)


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