8vo in 3/4 dark brown leather, spine rubbed with laid title on front cover. 40pp with 35 actual specimens carefully preserved on white cards tipped in to each page. p18 has small tape repair otherwise in very good condition. London circa 1890.
Exquisite 19th century scrapbook of artfully arranged seaweed specimens. Seaweed collecting was, a sub category of scrapbooking, and a popular activity for women during the Victorian era. It was considered a wholesome way for women to engage with the outdoors.