Jane Wells Loudon (b1807 - d1858) a writer on botanical, horticultural and natural science subjects and a magazine editor active in the 19th century. In 1844 Jane received an award from the Royal Literary Fund. She received a civil list pension of £100 in 1846. Chief among her publications at this stage were her British Wild Flowers (1845), Amateur Gardener's Calendar (1847), the Lady's Country Companion at Home and Abroad (which she edited between 1849 and 1851), The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (1848), Tales About Plants (1853) and My Own Garden, Or, The Young Gardener's Year Book (1855).
"In her introduction to this work, Mrs. Loudon (1807-1858) stated her goal to be to create a work that would be useful to ladies interested in flowers and would encourage the study of botany "which has hitherto been too much neglected… I shall take only the most ornamental plants, and I shall not figure any flowers that are common in gardens. My object is to enable any amateur who may find a pretty flower growing in the wild to ascertain its name and some particulars respecting it."
Condition: Very good to Excellent
Size of Print: 295 x 225 mm. (approximately 11 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches)
References: Nissen bbl 1085; Sitwell. Sacheverell "Great Flower Books 1700-1900 pp 108
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