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Flintoft's Collection of the British Ferns in the English Lake District

by Flintoft, [Joseph]

  • Hardback £650.00
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  • Catalogue No : 46126
  • Published : [c. 1858]
  • Cover : Hardback


37 leaves of dried, mounted specimens of ferns and allied plants (clubmosses, horsetail, etc.) found in the Lake District, each with manuscript caption giving Latin name, English name and locality. This issue has no letterpress title page. Joseph Flintoft (1796-1860) and his son, Joseph James Flintoft (1820-1877), lived in Keswick. They collected ferns and allied plants and produced these bound collections of mounted ferns, etc., for the numerous summer tourists to the Lake District. The volumes were issued in a variety of bindings; the number of specimens included also varied.

Hall & Rickard Fern Books in English published before 1900 (2006), p. 37.


4to, orig. red cloth, blind-stamped decorative border to both boards, gilt-blocked title with decorative frame to front board; wear to extremities, old stain to rear board. Specimens are in good condition. An additional three small fern specimens loosely inserted.

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