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Volume of hand-painted illustrations 'Fruits, Plants etc of Malacca' belonging to Robert Munro Binning (1814-1891)

 Collection
Identifier: MS 5020

Scope and Contents

Volume of hand-painted watercolour illustrations 'Fruits, Plants etc of Malacca' belonging to Robert Munro Binning (1814-1891) presented by him to New College Library. Annotation on the inside front cover reads 'Malacca, Fruits, Plants +c, Presented by R.M. Binning, I.C.S., donor of many valuable Oriental vols + MSS.' The name of the painter is not given. Each plant or flower is named in ink and some illustrations have had their Latin names added in pencil. Contains 44 illustrations, one pressed flower and one large, pressed leaf. The illustration for 'Coffee' is torn. The paper used is watermarked 'J Gater 1840' and embossed 'LONDON Superfine'.

Dates

  • c.1840-1891

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers at New College Library, Mound Place, Edinburgh. Contact repository for details in advance: new.college.library@ed.ac.uk

Extent

1 bound MS volume : pencil, watercolour ; 405 x 325 mm

Physical Location

MS 5020

Physical Facet

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Repository Details

Part of the New College Library Special Collections Repository

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