London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (1857?). 12mo, 2 volumes: pp. 192,195. With 192 plates, printed in colours. Paper repair on the verso of the title page and contents of vol. 2. Bookplates, name on end papers. Bound in rubbed and some worn leather backed cloth with leather label. Leaves some toned but a good set. Item #57748
Anne Pratt (1806-93), a grocer's daughter from Kent and author of Common Things of the Seaside and Our Native Songsters, illustrated all of her botanical books in the spirit of the Victorian Naturalists and successfully merged the study of botany with romantic flower-lore. Wild Flowers is Miss Pratt's first botanical work. In 1855, she produced her The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. (Blunt p. 236). A good example of 19th education.