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Creator:
Braithwaite, R. (Robert), 1824–1917
Title(s):
Sphagnaceae Britannicae Exsiccatae / edidit R. Braithwaite.
Published/Created:
Londonini : [publisher not identified], 1877.
Physical Description:
57 unnumbered leaves ; 37 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK539 .S75 1877+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The front pastedown bears a prospectus, dated May 1877, for Braithwait's The Sphagnaceae or peat-mosses of Europe and America (London: Hardwicke and Bogue).
Sayre, G. "Cryptogamae Exsiccatae--an annotated bibliography of published exsiccatae of algae, lichens, Hepaticae, and Musci. Bryophyta." In Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, 19,2:184-185
Includes index.
The title leaf, dedication, and index are printed. The 54 remaining leaves bear mounted specimens of 53 varieties of peat moss. Each peat moss species is accompanied by a numbered label giving the title, name, authority, and collecting data. Some species are represented with multiple mounted specimens. For each, there is also one or more mounted envelopes containing an unmounted specimen.
"The prospectus [for the present work] said there would be 50 copies at 25 shillings each, though in the end there were 66 sets ... ; it is probable that sets are not identical."--Sayre.
Subject Terms:
Peat mosses -- Europe.
Peat mosses -- North America.
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