Item #048527 Specimen Album of British Mosses. Richard de Gylpyn Benson.
Specimen Album of British Mosses
Specimen Album of British Mosses
Specimen Album of British Mosses
Specimen Album of British Mosses

Specimen Album of British Mosses

1897.

Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Item #048527

Nicely bound specimen album of British mosses arranged according to the Student's Handbook (Dixon and Jameson, 1896). Over 125 samples on 50 leaves.

Provenance: A.R. Perry, stamp on first page. Perry was the “Recorder of Mosses” in 1966 for the British Bryological Society

The mosses were collected by the prolific amateur botanist Richard de Gylpyn Benson in Shropshire and North Wales. Benson (1856-1904) had retired from his work as a solicitor and taken up the full time colelcting of mosses. He wrote a definitive article on Shropshire mosses and his collections reside at The SHrewsbury Museum and The National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff and some at the National History Museum in London. (see: A Social and Biographical History of British and Irish Field-bryologists) Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Botany; Inventory No: 048527.

Price: $950.00

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