Victorian Wild Flowers of Devon
(Todd Gray) £12.00
(ISBN 1-903356-09-1 Published in 2001, 160 pages. )
A stunningly beautiful book but the subject matter remains a Victorian mystery. This newly-discovered collection of 137 watercolours of wild flowers were found and painted in Devon during the 1850s. These richly handsome and appealing botanical paintings are printed in full colour. The collection, many of unusual plants, shows the Victorian interest in identifying and recording flowers and most illustrations note where and when each plant was found. There is no clue to the artist other than the initials - ALH.