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The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain
by Anne Pratt (1855-1885)

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 over 160 years old • Sheet size varies, but approx. 5¼ x 8½ inches

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

Leaf detail
[from front of Volume I]

(leaf details)

$15

2
PLATE 2

TRAVELLER'S JOY
ALPINE MEADOW RUE
LESSER MEADOW RUE
YELLOW MEADOW RUE


$20

4
PLATE 4

WATER CROWFOOT
IVY-LEAVED CROWFOOT
ALPINE WHITE CROWFOOT
GREAT SPEARWORT
LESSER SPEARWORT


$25

5
PLATE 5

LESSER CELANDINE
WOOD CROWFOOT
CELERY-LEAVED CROWFOOT
BULBOUS BUTTERCUP
CREEPING BUTTERCUP


$25

6
PLATE 6

MEADOW CROWFOOT
PALE HAIRY BUTTERCUP
CORN CROWFOOT
SMALL-FLOWERED CROWFOOT
COMMN MOUSE-TAIL


$15
(AGE-TONED PAPER)

7
PLATE 7

MOUNTAIN GLOBE FLOWER
MARSH MARIGOLD
GREEN HELLEBORE
STINKING HELLEBORE


$30

10
PLATE 10

COMMON BARBERRY
ALPINE BARRENWORT


$30

11
PLATE 11

WHITE WATER LILY
LEAST YELLOW WATER LILY
COMMON YELLOW WATER LILY


$30

POPPIES
[PLATE 12]

LONG ROUGH-HEADED POPPY

ROUND ROUGH-HEADED POPPY
LONG SMOOTH-HEADED POPPY
YELLOW HORNED POPPY
GREATER CELANDINE


$45

14
PLATE 14

CLIMBING CORYDALIS
BULBOUS FUMITORY
YELLOW FUMITORY
RAMPING FUMITORY
COMMON FUMITORY
SMALL-FLOWERED FUMITORY


$25

15
PLATE 15

PENNY CRESS
PERFOLIATE PENNY CRESS
ALPINE PENNY CRESS
SHEPHERD'S PURSE
ROCK HUTCHINSIA
NAKED STALKED TEESDALIA


$20

16
PLATE 16

BROAD-LEAVED PEPPER WORT
NARROW-LEAVED PEPPER WORT
FIELD PEPPER WORT
HAIRY PEPPER WORT
BITTER CANDY TUFT


$20

17
PLATE 17

COMMON SCURVY GRASS
GREENLAND SCURVY GRASS
ENGLISH SCURVY GRASS
DANISH SCURVY GRASS
HORSERADISH


$20

18
PLATE 18

WATER AWL-WORT
VERNAL WHITLOW GRASS
YELLOW ALPINE WHIT. GRASS
TWISTED WHITLOW GRASS
SPEEDWELL-LEAVED W. GRASS
ROCK WHITLOW GRASS


$20

19
PLATE 19

GOLD OF PLEASURE
SWEET ALYSSUM
DYER'S WOAD


$15

some foxing

20
PLATE 20

PURPLE SEA ROCKET
SEA KALE
WART CRESS OR SWINE'S CRESS
LESSER WART CRESS


$25

22
PLATE 22

WALL CRESS
HAIRY WALL CRESS
ALPINE ROCK CRESS
BRISTOL ROCK CRESS
FINGED ROCK CRESS
TOWER CRESS


$15

23
PLATE 23

SMOOTH TOWER MUSTARD
COMMON WINTER CRESS
EARLY WINTER CRESS


$15

24
PLATE 24

COMMON WATER CRESS
CREEPING YELLOW CRESS
ANNUAL YELLOW CRESS
AMPHIBIOUS YELLOW CRESS


$15

25
PLATE 25

COMMON HEDGE MUSTARD
LONDON ROCKET
FLIXWEED


$15

26
PLATE 26

WORM-SEED TREACLE MUSTARD
GARLIC TREACLE MUSTARD
HARE'S-EAR TREACLE MUSTARD


$15

28
PLATE 28

COMMON WILD NAVEW
SEA CABBAGE
ISLE OF MAN CABBAGE
RAPE, OR COLE SEED
COMMON TURNIP


$20

29
PLATE 29

WILD MUSTARD
WHITE MUSTARD
COMMON MUSTARD
NARROW-LEAVED WALL MUST.
SAND MUSTARD


$20

30
PLATE 30

WILD RADISH
SEA RADISH


$20

31
PLATE 31

DYER'S ROCKET YELLOW WEED
WILD MIGNONETTE
SHRUBBY ROCKET


$20

32
PLATE 32

COMMON ROCK ROSE
HOARY ROCK ROSE
SPOTTED ROCK ROSE
WHITE ROCK ROSE
DOTTED-LEAVED ROCK ROSE
LEDUM-LEAVED ROCK ROSE

$30


34
PLATE 34

ROUND-LEAVED SUNDEW
LONG-LEAVED SUNDEW
GREAT SUNDEW


$25

(Note some foxing)

35
PLATE 35

COMMON MILK WORT
SMOOTH SEA HEATH
POWDERY SEA HEATH
SIX-STAMENED WATER WORT
EIGHT-STAMENED WATER WORT


$25

37
PLATE 37

COMMON SOAP WORT
CORN COCKLE


$25

39
PLATE 39

RAGGED ROBIN
RED GERMAN CATCHFLY
RED ALPINE CATCHFLY
WHITE CATCHFLY


$30

40
PLATE 40

PROCUMBENT PEARL WORT
ANNUAL PEARL WORT
SEA PEARL WORT
UPRIGHT MAENCHIA
UMBELLIFOROUS JAGGED CHICKWEED


$15

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