COLO. BEAUTIES (cover title).
(Colorado) n.d. ( ca. 1900 ). A very well preserved souvenir album of collected Colorado wild flowers bound in a hand-painted, ribbon-tied binding. Below each of the twelve preserved specimens the plant's popular name, botanical name and a reference (Torrey, Gray, etc) are hand-written in pen. We have seen similar, though not identical bindings for botanical collecting in Colorado, suggesting that these (blank) notebooks were available to tourists hiking the fields, meadows, etc. 19.2 x 10.7 cm; 12 leaves of heavy stock with mounted natural specimens and hand-written identifications on rectos only.
Original hand-painted dark boards with ribbon ties, ties gently frayed, but intact; all edges gauffered and gilt; leaves with specimens fresh and clean, with only the occasional small segment of a specimen lacking.
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