(BOTANY). CRESPEL, Albéric. ~ [Album of pressed flowers, plants and seaweeds]. [vicinity of Lille, c. 1849-1870].
Folio (425 × 320 mm), 90 leaves on guards, containing over 150 specimens (plus a quantity loosely inserted). Original cloth with owner/maker’s name in blind to upper cover. Wants ties.
An excellent French herbier, the typical means of record for amateur naturalists in France, who seem to have preferred the specimen itself over a painted or drawn representation. Each plant is captioned with name, location and (sometimes) year of collection.