Wild Flowers of Britain - pr_145692

Wild Flowers of Britain

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Margaret Erskine Wilson, late President of Kendal Natural History Society, was a keen amateur botanist and water-colourist. In 1999, she donated to the Society 150 sheets of water-colour paintings representing a thousand British and Irish plants in flower and in fruit, painted in situ over many years and in various places. At the time she donated the paintings to Kendal Natural History Society, she wrote: Begun in 1943/4 for a friend who said, I might learn the names of flowers if you drew them for me, in the months they re in flower ! The result is this beautiful, previously unpublished book of all her accurate and informative illustrations, painted over a period of 45 years. Over a thousand British and Irish flowers are represented in this book and it still today serves Margaret Erskine Wilson s original purpose it is an easy way to learn the names of our delicate and beautiful wild flowers."

Product code: 9781910723319

ISBN 9781910723319
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H168xW143
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Merlin Unwin Books
Illustrated By Margaret Erskine Wilson
Over a period of 45 years, botanist Margaret Wilson painted and individually labelled over a thousand British and Irish wild flowers, depicted together in the months they appear. Previously unpublished, this little book is as informative as it is beautiful.