1879 Rare Victorian Book ~ WILD FLOWERS Worth Notice by British Botanist Phoebe Lankester. Color Illustrated.
Author: Lankester [Phebe] Mrs.
Title: Wild flowers worth notice : a selection of some of our native plants which are most attractive from their beauty, uses, or associations.
Publisher: London, David Bogue, 1879. First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 "X 5".
Pages: xx-159 pages + (32) catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing or staining, name of a previous owner on upper margin of half-title page) .
Illustrations: Complete with all the 18 Coloured Plates from drawings by J. E. Sowerby including 108 colored figures of Wild Flowers in color.
The book: Rare find in this condition. Very attractive edition of this classic work by the great English Botanist.
The author: Phoebe Lankester (also Phebe Lankester, 10 April 1825 – 9 April 1900) was a British botanist known for her popular science writing, particularly on wildflowers, parasitic plants, and ferns. Her writing incorporated both technical, high-level text and writing accessible to the lay reader.
The illustrator: John Edward Sowerby (17 January 1825 – 28 January 1870) was a British botanical illustrator and publisher born in Lambeth, London on 17 January 1825. Part of the Sowerby family, he was eldest son of Charles Edward Sowerby and grandson of James Sowerby. John inherited a taste for botanical drawing, and in 1841 produced his first work—the plates for his father's Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. His life was thenceforth mainly spent in illustrating botanical works, in collaboration with Charles Johnson (1791–1880), and Charles Pierpoint Johnson, who contributed the text. His only independent work was An Illustrated Key to the Natural Orders of British Wild Flowers, published in 1865.
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1879 Rare Victorian Book ~ WILD FLOWERS Worth Notice by British Botanist Phoebe Lankester. Color Illustrated. Price List