Irish Botanical: Gaisford (Teresa) Howth Sea Weeds, An impor...

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Irish Botanical: Gaisford (Teresa) Howth Sea Weeds, An important Album of 84 examples of Irish Sea Weeds, collected, dried and mounted by Teresa Gaisford from the Howth area of Dublin in 1857. Each example is identified by its Latin names. Orig. mor. bound cloth Album, 4to As a coll., w.a.f. (1)
* There is an A.L.s. from David Jeffrey, School of Botany, T.C.D., dated 1982, after examining the Album, loosely inserted. He makes two comments, "First it is a remarkably comprehensive set for an amateur to collect, and represents a token or index of coastal pollution at that time,"  Secondly, "the date 1857, is the second year of the Professorship in Botany of Wm. Harvey in T.C.D..... I suspect that he might have had a hand in the naming of the collection so fully and accurately..."

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Auction Date: 22nd Sep 2021 at 10:30am

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