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Flora : an album of pressed floral arrangements.
approximately 1860.
Physical Description:
1 volume ([12] leaves) ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK61 .F56 1860+ Oversize
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An album of pressed floral arrangements, by an unidentified compiler, presumably on the Continent, ca. 1860. There are six arrangements, each filling most of a page. The first prominently features a bundle of Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss), flanked by small ferns. The remaining arrangements each feature 13 flower varieties, with each flower generally represented by just one specimen. On the verso of the facing leaf, the compiler notes the Latin and common names (in German) of each species. Numbers, discreetly written in the margins of the flower arrangements, provide reference to the name of the specimen. The base of each arrangement is also composed of botanical matter (such as mosses), formed into various shapes, such as a bowl, vase, or horn.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 61
The album is in blind-stamped green cloth over thick boards, the word "Flora" stamped in gilt on the front cover; with watered-silk endpapers. Presumably, the blank album was intended to serve its present use.
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" Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower " : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-05-15 - 2014-08-10)

Subject Terms:
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.
Botanical specimens -- Europe.
Edelweiss -- Collection and preservation.
Flowers -- Collection and preservation.
Flowers -- Europe.
Pressed flower pictures.
Botanical illustrations.
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