[herbarium, botanical notebook]
19C French herbarium in 20C notebook cover
9.5 x 7 inches. 25 stapled pages originally set in plain paper cover but not actually bound in. "Herbier 1885 Nicole Malot" penciled on the inner wrap, but an owner in the 1930s-50s nested the volume into a Chicoree Mokta Williot notebook cover, added the latin name to just one of the titles, and secured some of the specimens with extra stitches of tape. One of the specimens also has gummed postage offcuts with red dashes and perforated edges. Staples corroded, leaving first and last pages loose. 1 page is missing its specimen and 3 of the pages have titles but do not appear to have ever been furnished, but the majority of the contents are generously sized, retaining their indelible form and texture. Fragile, but beautiful.