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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.

RIBWORT PLANTAIN


RIBWORT PLANTAIN

$8

ROUND-LEAVED SUNDEW


ROUND-LEAVED SUNDEW

SALAD BURNET


SALAD BURNET

$8

SAMPHIRE


SAMPHIRE

$5

SHEPHERD'S NEEDLE


SHEPHERD'S NEEDLE

$5

SHEPHERD'S PURSE


SHEPHERD'S PURSE

$5

SMALL BUGLOSS


SMALL BUGLOSS

$8

SWEET MILK VETCH


SWEET MILK VETCH

$8

TRAVELLER'S JOY


TRAVELLER'S JOY

WATER-CRESS


WATER-CRESS

$8

WATER PLANTAIN


WATER PLANTAIN

$5

WATER VIOLET


WATER VIOLET

$5

WHITE DEAD NETTLE


WHITE DEAD NETTLE

$5

WILD MIGNONETTE


WILD MIGNONETTE

$5

WOOD-SORREL


WOOD-SORREL

$5

YELLOW BEDSTRAW


YELLOW BEDSTRAW

$5

YELLOW WATER LILY


YELLOW WATER LILY

$5

YELLOW WEASEL-SNOUT


YELLOW WEASEL-SNOUT

$8

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