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[1857] Pratt POISONOUS PLANTS 44 chromolithograph Plates 1.EDN

Pratt, Anne.

The poisonous, noxious, and suspected plants of our fields and woods.

London , Society Promot. Christian Knowledge, nd [1857].

12mo. 6.2 x 4.6 inches.

xii, 208 pp. Complete.

Illustrated with 44 fine chromolithographed plates.

First edition.

Attractively illustrated and popular work on poisonous plants by the noted female botanist Anne Pratt.

 

1st ed. London: (circa 1857).  Sm quarto Cloth. 5" - 6.25". Title + 44 plates, with half-page / text colored chromolithographs. Contemporary gilt decorated cover. Neatly rebacked to match. Fresh, bright color plates each page. Covers mild edge wear. Hinges reinforced. Uncommon in nice condition with vibrant colored plates.

 

Constrained to pursue literary pursuits through ill-health, her attention was turned to botany at an early age, and, aided by her elder sister who collected samples for her; she formed an exhaustive herbarium, and supplemented this collection by making sketches of the specimens. These drawings later formed the illustrations for many of works. Although written in a popular style, they were accurate and proved highly successful, "and were instrumental in spreading a knowledge and love of botany" (DNB).

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