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Date of publication from date of the 'Preface.' (i.e. ' April, 1857' ). A very good two volume set in matching half leather bindings. Small 8vo. 14cm x 11.0cm x 3.0cm. Green calf spine and corners, over green buckram boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Smooth spines with gilt banding and gilt titles. Original yellow endpapers. Clean English text and illustrations throughout, just the odd light blemish. Vol. I. : pp.5/[3pp.]/pp.192 + 96 full-page coloured plates; Vol. II. : [4pp.]/pp.195 + 96 full-page coloured plates. A very good set. ** "Anne Pratt (5 December 1806 – 1893) was a botanical and ornithological illustrator and author from Strood, Kent. Pratt wrote more than 20 books, which she illustrated with chromolithographs on which she collaborated with William Dickes, an engraver skilled in the chromolithograph process. Her works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate, and are partly responsible for the popularising of botany in her day. From her first book, Flowers and Their Associations, her work sold well, but she never achieved critical acclaim, owing to prejudice against her on the grounds that she was self-taught. Her masterpiece is probably The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails, a six-volume project covering more than 1500 species, with 300 illustrations, that took over a decade to publish in full (1855–1873). This work had a remarkably long life as a standard reference work: the illustrations of ferns in the final volume continued to be used into the second half of the twentieth century, appearing, unattributed and in very much reduced in size and in half tone, in the Observer's Book of [British] Ferns." - See Wikipedia
Title: Wild Flowers. By Anne Pratt, Author Of Common Things Of The Sea-side, Etc. Etc.
Categories: 19TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold At The Depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And By All, Booksellers, [no date - c.1857] . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45300