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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.

Basil Thyme


BASIL THYME

$8

BITING STONECROP


BITING STONECROP

$5

BLACK BRYONY


BLACK BRYONY

$5

BLACK HOREHOUND


BLACK HOREHOUND

BLADDER CAMPION, OR CATCHFLY


BLADDER CAMPION, OR CATCHFLY

$5

BROAD-LEAVED GARLIC, OR RANSOMS


BROAD-LEAVED GARLIC, OR RANSOMS

$8

CATHARTIC FLAX


CATHARTIC FLAX

COLT'S FOOT


COLT'S FOOT

$8

COMMON BURDOCK


COMMON BUR-DOCK

$5

COMMON CENTAURY


COMMON CENTAURY

$8

COMMON FRITILLARY


COMMON FRITILLARY

$8

COMMON GOLDEN ROD


COMMON GOLDEN ROD

$3

COMMON HEMLOCK


COMMON HEMLOCK

$5

COMMON IVY


COMMON IVY

$5

COMMON KIDNEY VETCH


COMMON KIDNEY VETCH

$8

COMMON MARJORAM


COMMON MARJORAM

$8

COMMON MOUSE-EAR HAWKWEED


COMMON MOUSE-EAR HAWKWEED

$8

COMMON PELLITORY OF THE WALL


COMMON PELLITORY OF THE WALL

$8

COMMON SOAPWORT


COMMON SOAPWORT

$8

COMMON SORREL


COMMON SORREL

$8

COMMON SOW THISTLE


COMMON SOW THISTLE

$8

COMMON TORMENTIL


COMMON TORMENTIL

$5

COMMON WALLFLOWER


COMMON WALLFLOWER

$8

COMMON WILD PARSNIP


COMMON WILD PARSNIP

$8

COMMON YELLOW RATTLE


COMMON YELLOW RATTLE

$5

CORN BLUE-BOTTLE


CORN BLUE-BOTTLE

$8

CUCKOO PINT


CUCKOO PINT

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