A collection of approximately 150 dried British moss specimens, 1880s & 1920s collected by Edward Step and others


A collection of approximately 150 dried British moss specimens from 1880s & 1920s identified as the collection of Edward Step. Some samples were exhibited by Step in 1887 and included there is a four-page typed list of British mosses and an IC & MHS exhibition card for 16 November 1887. Other 1880s collectors include W. West and J.H. Lewis. The 1920s samples came mostly from Surrey, other specimens are from Yorkshire and Ireland. All are mounted on bifolia with some folded into fascicules, mostly with ink manuscript details to upper covers, including scientific name, place and date. Edward Step (1855-1931), was an author of popular and specialist naturebooks. He wrote on botany, zoology and mycology, publishing between 1894 and 1941 (posthumously)

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Author(s) Step, Edward; West, W; Lewis, J.H.
Illustrator(s) N/A
Publisher(s) Unpublished
Published Date 1880s-1920s
Signature Information N/A
Size 25 cm x 17 cm
Book Condition Book boxes rubbed and worn, front joints are cracked and boards loosely held, one spine is partially detached, one lower board is water damaged, incorrect titles to front of boxes, crude labels to spines, some mounts are foxed, a few mounts are empty where specimens were not collected, one pastedown has noting in pencil, good condition
Jacket Condition N/A
Binding Blindstamped cloth covered boxes, gilt title to front, paper title label to spine, marbled edges