Alpine Wildflowers - David Wooster (1874)
Alpine Wildflowers
from David Wooster
(England, 1874)
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Background:

These prints are from a guide featuring "the most striking and beautiful of the Alpine plants".  It was published in response to an increased interest in Great Britain in this species in the late 1800s, due in large part to the plants brought back by plant hunters.

The accompanying text, authored by David Wooster (?1824-1888), included a botanical description of each plant, together with details when it was first discovered or introduced into Great Britain, and instructions on its cultivation.

The engravings are based on illustrations by the British natural history artist and engraver Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917).

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original color wood engraving
Year: 1874
Other details: Includes copy of page of accompanying text

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Catchfly (No. 11640001)
Plate 1
Red German Catchfly and

English Lady's Slipper
SOLD
Poppy (No. 11640003)
Plate 3
Vase-like Bell Flower and
Yellow Poppy
$55
Lady's Slipper (No. 11640006)
Plate 6
White-petalled Lady's Slipper
$65
Orchis (No. 11640011)
Plate 11
Leafy-spiked Orchis
$55
Gentian (No. 11640015)
Plate 15
Andrew's Gentian
$45

Merendera (No. 11640016)
Plate 16
Merendera and

Bilberry-leaved Bistort
$55
Snowdrop (No. 11640019)
Plate 19
Long-flowered Primrose and
Russian Snowdrop
$45
Bell-flower (No. 11640021)
Plate 21
Carpathian Bell-flower
$55
Skullcap (No. 11640023)
Plate 23
Alpine Skullcap and
Showy-flowered Stenactis
$45
Cyclamen (No. 11640027)
Plate 27
Four-cornered Andromeda
and Spring Cyclamen
$45

Primrose (No. 11640030)
Plate 30
Ewer's Stonecrop and

Purple Caucasian Primrose
$45
Soldanella (No. 11640031)
Plate 31
Alpine Soldanella and
Creeping-rooted Hedysarum
$45
Crocus (No. 11640033)
Plate 33
Clustered Erythraea and
Sieber's Crocus
$45
Daffodil (No. 11640035)
Plate 35
Spring-flowered Bulbocodium
and Yellow Daffodil
$55
Anemone (No. 11640039)
Plate 39
Star-like Anemone
(Wind-flower)
$55