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Botanical prints include: medicinal plants and poisonous vegetables as well as flowering plants.

60 Sowerby prints found below originally came from the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington, who supervised the text and plates of later volumes of the English Botany. Professor Babington was one of the founders of the Entomological Society in 1833, earned the sobriquet of Beetles Babington, and from the Transactions of the Society for 18413, can be seen to have taken part in the description of the Beagle collections and been in contact with Charles Darwin, from whom he was known to have received a box of South American beetles. From this it is inferred that his copies of the earlier plates will date from no later than about 1850. Supplements to the 1st and 2nd editions were published up until 1865 when the demand failed to cover their costs, partly because of the new Third edition.

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The list of 93 items in category Flower, Herb & Plant Prints has been split into 2 sections. This is section 1.

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Acacia vera.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30379 : £12


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Actaea Spicata. Herb Christopher.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37931 : £7


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Adonis Autumnalis. Common Pheasants Eye.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37919 : £9


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Allium Ampeloprasum. Var. Babingtonii. Wild Leek, Var. Gamma.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37964 : £7


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Allium Scordoprasum. Sand Leek.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37965 : £7


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Anacharis Alsinastrum Water Thyme
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants. These later plates, many by J W Salter, were published in Supplements to the 1st and 2nd editions and most have engraved dates.
1865 - 24 x 30.5 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details. This larger sheet has two folds as issued. Supplied with the original double-sided sheet of text.

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Ref 37995 : £14


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Anemone Ranunculoides. Yellow Wood Anemone.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37918 : £7


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Arbutus Uva Ursi.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30371 : £11


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Berberis dulcis, Sweet-fruited Berberry,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1837 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37504 : £10


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Bristol Rock Cress and five other Cresses
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 35958 : £4


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Caltha Radicans. Creeping Marsh-Marygold.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37925 : £7


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Canella alba.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30377 : £10


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Carduus Acanthoides; the Welted Thistle
James Sowerby, plate 973.
1801 - mount window 10 x 17 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving. In cloth surfaced mount.

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Ref 30403 : £12


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Carduus Arvensis; the Common Thistle
James Sowerby, plate 975.
1802 - mount window 10 x 17 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving. In cloth surfaced mount.

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Ref 30404 : £12


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Carolinea alba, White Carolinea,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1839 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37563 : £10


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Carum Carui.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30378 : £11


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Cheiranthus Cheiri. Wall-Flower.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37950 : £7


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Cicendia pusilla Dwarf Cicendia
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants. These later plates, many by J W Salter, were published in Supplements to the 1st and 2nd editions and most have engraved dates.
1865 - 15.5 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details. Supplied with the original double-sided sheet of text.

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Ref 37996 : £7


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Cirsium Helenoides (Downy Gentle Thistle) & C Montanum (Mountain Gentle Thistle).

Watermark 1805 - mount window 11 x 18 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving. In ruled bevel mount (v sl. scuffed - no charge).

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Ref 30401 : £11


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Climbing Corydalis and Fumitory
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21012 : £5


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Cluster-flowered Myrsine.
Wm Curtis Botanical Magazine
1833 - mount window 12 x 20 cm

Botanical: flora. Fine antique hand coloured engraving and with related text leaf. In hand ruled bevel mount.

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Ref 30396 : £18


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Cochlearia Armoracia.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30372 : £10


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Crowfoots and Spearworts
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21023 : £5


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Echeveria Racemosa, Racemose-flowered Echeveria
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1837 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37518 : £10


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Epimedium Alpimum. Alpine Barren Wort.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37934 : £7


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Equitorial Trees inc. Mahogany, Lignum Vitae, Gum, Ebony.
Hand coloured engraving. Archer; Popular Economic Botany
1853 - mount window 11 x 15 cm

Botanical: trees. Antique hand coloured engraving. Few tiny spots. In bevel mount (v sl. scuffed - no charge).

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Ref 30399 : £10


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Eranthis Hyemalis. Common Winter-Aconite.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37927 : £7


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Eriostemon cuspidatus, Pointed-leaved Eriostemon,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1837 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37520 : £10


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Euphorbia punicea, Crimson-flowered Euphorbia,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1839 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37574 : £10


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Fruits and Nuts. 1. Mammee, 2. Papaw, 3. Sour sop, 4. Negro peach, 5. Granadilla, 6. Zabucajo (the lid raised), fruit and nut, 7. Brazil nut and fruit,
from William Rhind's The Vegetable Kingdom
1860 - 15 x 24 cm

Botanical: Fruit & Nuts. Antique hand coloured engraving.

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Ref 37139 : £15


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Geum urbanum.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30374 : £10


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Glaucium Corniculatum. Scarlet Horn-Poppy.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37947 : £9


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Grapes: Chasselas Dore.
Chromolithograph by Severeyns, leading practitioner in the art
c 1875 - 17 x 26 cm

Botanical: fruit. Original antique chromolithograph. A little cracking of the lower image, sheet strengthened & edges strengthened

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Ref 30620 : £4


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Hardenbergia monophylla, One-leaved Hardenbergia,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1839 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37577 : £10


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Hare's Ear Treacle Mustard and two other Mustards
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 35956 : £4


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Heath. (Erica)
Wm Curtis Botanical Magazine
1800 - 15 x 24 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving. Paper sl. toned. Laid down.

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Ref 30413 : £8


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Justicia speciosa, Shewy Justicia,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1839 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37581 : £10


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Laurus Cinnamomum.
Medical Botany, Stephenson & Churchill
1834-1836 - mount window 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: Medical Plants & Poisonous Vegetables. Antique hand coloured engraving. Free ivory bevel cut mount.

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Ref 30383 : £10


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Leadwort (Spring Sandwort), Minuartia verna.
Sydenham Edwards; The Botanical Register
1846 - 14 x 24 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving. Laid down. Paper sl. toned.

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Ref 30414 : £8


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Leontice chrysogonum, Golden-kneed Lion's Leaf,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1837 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37530 : £10


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Lesser Celandine, Buttercups and Crowfoots
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21021 : £6


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Lilium Pyrenaicum. Yellow Martagon Lily.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37957 : £10


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Lysimachia Menorum; the Yellow Pimpernel
Hand coloured engraving. James Sowerby
1798 - 13 x 21 cm

Botanical: flora. Antique hand coloured engraving.

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Ref 30407 : £9


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Mallows, 2.
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21010 : £5


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Manettia cordifolia, Heart-leaved Manettia,
from Maund & Henslow's The Botanist - Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants
1839 - 18 x 23 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings supplied with leaf of descriptive text.

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Ref 37585 : £10


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Marsh Marigold, Mountain Globe flower and Hellebores
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21004 : £7


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Matthiola Incana. Hoary Shrubby Stock.
From English Botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants edited by James Edward Smith; the figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. This work originally dates from 1790 to 1813 but was expanded throughout the nineteenth century and continually re-issued.
c1850 - 16.5 x 25 cm

Beautifully hand coloured original antique engravings. From the library of Cambridge Professor of Botany from 1861, Charles Cardale Babington. Please see notes on the Botanical Section header page for details.

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Ref 37949 : £6


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Mossy Cyphel, Slender Buffonia and Flaxes
from Anne Pratt's The Flowering Plants & Ferns of Great Britain
c1860 - 14 x 22 cm

Botanical: flora. Original antique chromolithograph.

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Ref 21020 : £6


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The list of 93 items in category Flower, Herb & Plant Prints has been split into 2 sections. This is section 1.

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