Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Published with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Ferns Boxed Notecards
John Edward Sowerby (English, 1825–1870) followed in a long family tradition of natural history illustration and publishing. In addition to illustrating The Ferns of Great Britain, he also produced British Poisonous Plants, Fern Allies, British Wild Flowers, Useful Plants of Great Britain, and Grasses of Great Britain.
Thomas Moore (English, 1821–1887), a trained horticulturist with a particular interest in ferns, was a gardener at Regent’s Park and curator of the Chelsea Physic Garden. A prolific horticultural journalist as well, he edited, with founder John Lindley, the Gardeners’ Chronicle from 1866 to 1882.
Founded in the seventeenth century as a garden for growing medicinal plants, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh now occupies four sites boasting the second richest collection of plant species in the world and is an internationally renowned center for plant science and education. The Garden, publicly funded since the eighteenth century, is first and foremost a scientific institution, dedicated to discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution, conservation, and biology.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
John Edward Sowerby, Lastrea foenisecii (Triangular prickly-toothed fern), illustration from The Ferns of Great Britain, 1855
John Edward Sowerby, Lastrea oreopteris (Mountain fern), illustration from The Ferns of Great Britain, 1855
Thomas Moore, Polystichum lonchitis (Holly fern), illustration from Nature-Printed British Ferns, 1863
John Edward Sowerby, Asplenium marinum (Sea spleenwort fern), illustration from The Ferns of Great Britain, 1855