A Sumptuous Victorian Seaweed Album

June 08, 2020

We're among the many British and international booksellers displaying highlights at Firsts: London's Rare Book Fair this week (June 5th - 11th). Here's one of ours, the finest seaweed album we've ever handled, finely bound (scroll down for the beautiful gilt endpapers) and containing eighty specimens labeled with their scientific names and the locations where they were collected. The species in this album represent a much wider variety than normally found in British seaweed collections, and they are all artfully arranged and extremely well-preserved.