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