An Album of Late 19th Century Sea Mosses (Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard)

1883. A lovely sampling of sea mosses collected at Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard and pasted into a dark-red, felt album in August 1883. Each page contains an entirely distinct sea moss mounted onto a uniform, white cardboard backdrop, which is then tipped-onto the page. 15 separate plates. The album has held up very nicely. There's light age-spotting and darkening along a number of the page edges but the specimens themselves are bright and clean and well-preserved. The octavo album is very solid as well and has maintained most of its original late 19th century luster. Item #6561

Price: $500.00

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