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Wild Flowers. by  Anne Pratt - First edition - 1853. - from Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books (SKU: 7250)

Wild Flowers.

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Wild Flowers.

by Pratt, Anne

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London:: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, 1853.. First edition. Near Fine. Near Fine Condition. Folio (11.5 x 14 inches). Original publisher's cloth with floral blind embossed decoration and gilt lettering to cover. Faint owner's signature dated 1854 on ff. Skillfully rebacked with gilt-lettered cloth spine. Lower corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. Pp. 96, fully illustrated with colored wood engravings. Each leaf has two separate colored wood-engraved botanical illustrations on the top third of the page, with the accompanying text below. Anne Pratt (1806-1893), a grocer's daughter from Kent and author of Common Things of the Seaside and Our Native Songsters, illustrated all of her botanical books in the spirit of the Victorian Naturalists and successfully merged the study of botany with romantic flower-lore. Wild Flowers is Miss Pratt's first botanical work. In 1855, she produced her hallmark work on British Flora: The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. (Blunt p. 236). Cloth


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Wild Flowers.
Pratt, Anne
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The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,
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BOTANICALS WILD FLOWERS BRITISH FLOWERS Anne Pratt colored wood-engravings Women Naturalists Pratt, Ann Books

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Established in 1986, Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books features original engravings and lithographs from the 17th through the 19th Centuries including original work by John James Audubon, early Natural History Prints, Botany and Horticulture, Maps and Cartography.


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