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n.p. (France), n.d. (ca. 1900). n.p. (France) n.d. (ca. 1900). A colorful collection of chromolithographed seed packets, evidently prepared by a horticultural printer for use as a sample album. An attractive feature of these packets is that in addition to the color close-ups of the flower in bloom on one side of the packet, in most cases the reverse side shows the entire plant growing in the ground so that one can see the general growth pattern and the texture of the leaves. The reverse also contains a printed blank space for printing the name of the seedsman or nursery that would sell the seeds. The flowers are usually named in various combinations of Botanical Latin, English, and French. All packets are numbered beginning with 1 and ending with 997 and, in some cases the numbers are written in pen. Occasionally some numbers are skipped, appear out of order , or are re-numbered, but there are usually 12 packets mounted on a page unless slightly larger packets reduce the total number presented. In all, there are 684 packets. Stapled album (30 x 23 cm.); 58 unnumbered pp. bound on stubs, with each page showing 11 or 12 packets (except the last page, with only 3 packets), which are tipped into printed lined compartments. Plainly bound in paper covered boards, minor soiling, with cloth spine; spine cloth slit along upper edge and lightly chipped at ends; internally very good with just some occasional white spots.
      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall]
Last Found On: 2015-10-05           Check availability:      Hinck & Wall    


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