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Manuscript Herbarium, with Specimens

manuscript herbarium]; Chilton, Fanny Evelyn

Published by West Virginia, 1860
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Half gilt-ruled morocco and marbled paper over boards; 200 x 260 mm; approx. pp. 200, handwritten throughout in black ink in tidy script, plus 87 flower specimens (and one page with 9 leaves) mounted direct to the recto. Boards scuffed; spine tips and corners chipped. Internally very pretty, and specimens are in excellent condition. The work of Fanny Evelyn Chilton, with her signature and "Gilboa, Aug. 17th --60" on the FFEP. Two more hands contribute a history of this volume, on the verso of the FFEP, which reads, in part: "It came into possession of her niece Eliza Quarrier Chilton, and in the year 1921 of her grand neice Lettie Fisher Lynn of [illegible], in the state of Washington." In another hand, "I, Lettie F. Lynn pass it on to Anne Brainerd Lynn, great great great niece of Fannie Evelyn Chilton. February 1937." With the exception of these historical notes, the entire volume is in Fanny's careful hand -- the first ten pages contain a short introduction, "botanical explanations," classes and orders, orders of plants, and poisonous plants -- then the specimens follow. Specimens are labelled with the Latin and common name, the class and order, plus notes about the specimen (sometimes something about its origin, its medicinal uses, flowering habit, or connected myths) -- and Fanny has scattered quotes and poems throughout, the majority in English, with just a few in French. Includes fuschia, salvia, helianthus, oak of Jerusalem, chrysanthemum, petunia, hawthorne, primrose, and many more. Bookseller Inventory # D10968


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Title: Manuscript Herbarium, with Specimens

Publisher: West Virginia

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

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