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About Primula acaulis by William Curtis

This high quality print is based on a colour-engraved plate entitled 'Primula acaulis' from the 1777 edition of 'Flora Londinensis'. The book was edited by William Curtis (c.1746-1799) founder of the Botanic Magazine, horticulturalist, nursery owner and Praefectus Horti of Chelsea Physic Garden. Artists included in this work were James Sowerby, Sydenham Teast Edwards, Francis Sansom and William Kilburn. The books purpose was to include 'plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London'.

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