BOTANICAL ALBUM. Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers No publisher. [n.d, 1870s].
Oblong, 26 by 36 cm. Quarter morocco over marbled boards; 22 original ink and watercolour depictions of flowers and a textual description, in French, alongside; marbled pastedown of cover abraded around perimeter, ffep torn by lower hinge, plates are on a near card stock and very well preserved, very good.
Compiled probably by a student, this album is an exceptionally beautiful example of the genre. The handwritten descriptions are done with a calligraphic hand. Flowers include colchique, belle a nuit, fuchsia, capucine, etc.