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Book of Pressed Mosses

James Nield
1870

Leather-bound gilt-edged photograph album with 50 pages containing 340 named specimens of pressed mosses. All specimens are supplied with locations presented in an accompanying index.

Donated by the Great Great Grand daughter of James Nield. Specimens collected from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Barra, Arran, Perthshire, Stirlingshire North Wales and Kerry,

This is a most unusual method of presenting bryophyte specimens. The care put in to creating this illustrates just how much these specimens were highly prized ‘treasures’