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Paley, Ann

Fern and flower album.

England, 1873-1878.
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1 v. ([15] leaves, with many blanks) ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK527.P35 F47 1873+
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Ann Paley was the daughter of John Green Paley and inherited the family house at Oatlands, Knaresborough (York) upon his death in 1860.
Inscribed at front: A. Paley. 1873.
Bound in stationer's purple pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 47
Selected exhibitions: "'Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower': Artists' Books and the Natural World" (Yale Center for British Art, May 15 - August 10, 2014).
Album of pressed ferns collected by Ann Paley of Yorkshire, England. Each of 15 pages contains multiple specimens (from 2 to 12 per page), labeled in pen and ink with the location and dates of harvesting. Locations are predominantly in Yorkshire, including Oatlands, Harrogate, Heworth, Plumpton Rocks, Forge Valley, Kirkham, Overton, Heber's Gill, and Ilkley, with a great number of specimens from Clifton. Other locations in England include Winsford (Cheshire) and Exeter (Devon). A number of ferns are also labeled New Zealand. Dates range from Spring, 1876 to 14 Aug. 1878.
Subject Terms:
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.
Botanical specimens -- Great Britain.
Botanical specimens -- New Zealand.
Ferns -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Ferns -- New Zealand -- Specimens.
Paley, Ann.
Pressed flower pictures.
Albums (Books)
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"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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