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Wild Flowers
by Anne Pratt
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1891)


First published in five volumes between 1855-1866, The flowering plants, grasses, sedges, and ferns of Great Britain was widely regarded as the best popular botanical work of its time. Its author and illustrator, Anne Pratt (1806-1893), suffered from ill health as a child and was unable to engage in outdoor pursuits. A family friend, Dr. Dods, taught her botany and one of her sisters collected plants for her, which she sketched. The drawings afterwards formed illustrations for her books.

She wrote and illustrated several other botanical works, including The field, the garden, and the woodland, which was published in 1838 and reached a third edition in less than ten years, and Wild flowers, published in 1852, and which was also issued in sheets for hanging up in schoolrooms. The importance of Anne Pratt's books in spreading a knowledge and love of botany was acknowledged by a grant from the civil list.


Original Chromolithographs (color lithographs) • Original text page accompanies when available.
Sheet size varies, but approx. 4 x 5¼ inches

Please have a look at the enlargements by clicking on the thumbnails.

DEPTFORD PINK


DEPTFORD PINK

$8

EARLY PURPLE ORCHIS


EARLY PURPLE ORCHIS

$8

FLY ORCHIS


FLY ORCHIS

$8

FRAGRANT LADY'S TRESSES


FRAGRANT LADY'S TRESSES

$5

FURZE


FURZE

$8

GRASS OF PARNASSUS


GRASS OF PARNASSUS

$8

GREAT REEDMACE


GREAT REEDMACE

$8

GREATER KNAPWEED


GREATER KNAPWEED

$8

HAWKWEED PICRIS


HAWKWEED PICRIS

$5

HEDGE WOUNDWORT


HEDGE WOUNDWORT

$8

HERB ROBERT, OR POOR ROBIN


HERB ROBERT, OR POOR ROBIN

$8

HOUND'S TONGUE


HOUND'S TONGUE

IVY-LEAVED TOADFLAX


IVY-LEAVED TOADFLAX

$8

KNOT GRASS


KNOT GRASS

$5

KNOTTED FIG-WORT


KNOTTED FIG-WORT

$8

LESSER BROOM RAPE


LESSER BROOM RAPE

$3

MEADOW SAFFRON


MEADOW SAFFRON

$5

MEADOW VETCHLING


MEADOW VETCHLING

$8

MUSK THISTLE


MUSK THISTLE

$5

DYER'S GREEN WEED


DYER'S GREEN WEED

$5

PANSY, OR HEARTSEASE


PANSY, OR HEARTSEASE

$8

PERFOLIATE YELLOW WORT


PERFOLIATE YELLOW WORT

$8

PREMORSE SCABIOUS


PREMORSE SCABIOUS

$8

PROCUMBENT PEARL-WORT


PROCUMBENT PEARL-WORT

$5

RAGGED ROBIN


RAGGED ROBIN

$8

RED BARTSIA


RED BARTSIA

$8

RED-BERRIED BRYONY


RED-BERRIED BRYONY

$8

RED CAMPION


RED CAMPION

$8

RED DEAD NETTLE


RED DEAD NETTLE

$5

REST-HARROW


REST-HARROW

$8

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