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Rare and unusual antiquarian books on most subjects.

Sphagnaceae Britannicae Exsiccatae.


THE AUTHOR’S COPY. Folio (355 x 275 mm), printed title page and index, lithographed dedication from the author’s handwriting, 53 leaves of actual specimens (between one and six samples per page), mounted on card, with manuscript labels, the author’s copy, mounted opposite the specimens are 26 sphagnum lithographed plates from “The Monthly Microscopical Journal” (where Braithwaite’s book first appeared), 16 family carte-de-visite portraits (several by Whitby photographers) inserted in 4 widow-mounted leaves, envelope addressed to Braithwaite loosely inserted, cont. red half morocco by Fisher & Stidstone (with label), rubbed, upper joint partly cracked, all edges gilt.