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Botanical Studies in pencil and watercolour


A bound volume of original botanic illustrations including flowers plants and funghi Initials on the front free end paper look like E J [no further information on whether that is the owner or artist] 83/87 [lacking 4] pencil sketches finished in watercolour - the stubbs of those absent illustrations remains. [not all illustrated] each illustration is on one side of each page only - Many of the illustrations appear to have a reference code? in the top left hand corner, two letters followed by numbers for example E.B. 538, B.B. 45 [European Botany? & most likely Sowerby's British Botany?] each illustration is neatly titled in ink - most with Latin and common names. measures 192mm 230mm - the paper watermarks vary some as early as 1810 others 1820/21 - the end papers bear a partial watermark of 23 [1823] - contemporary binding is now rubbed and the outher hinges increasingly fragile