THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Thomas Meehan & Louis Prang.

ILLUSTRATED BY CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS Boston:

1879-81 Four Volumes 192 Chromolithograph Plates

The set, which I am offering at this time, is too handsome to break apart for the prints. Each of the 192 exquisite chromolithographs is on heavy paper without any text on the back. These stunning full paged Botanicals measures 7 ¼" x 10". All are free of foxing and spotting so often found. An apparent error during the original binding process duplicated pages 165-180 and plates 41-44 in Series II Volume I. Unfortunately the duplication replaced pages 21-36. Therefore, lacking plate #s 5-8.The overall size of each book is 8" x 10 ½". The marbled edged pages are tightly held, and the chromolithograph prints are clean and bright. A most attractive rare four-volume set with five raised bands along the spine. Contemporary three quarter gilt calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate in each volume.   ITEM # NFF-4VOLPRICE $1,550.00

Thomas Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various periodicals. He was the Editor of The Gardener’s Monthly.Together with well known artist-printer Louis Prang, they published The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in 1878.This is Meehan’s masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th century American color plate book, issued by Louis Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period.TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5783. McGRATH, pp145-46. BENNRTT, p.75.

SERIES I VOL. I

 

1 TRADESCANTIA VIRGINICA Spiderwort

 

2 GEUM TRIFLORUM Three-Flowered Avens

 

3 GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS Carolina Jasmine, or Yellow Jasmine

 

4 POLYPODIUM INCANUM Hoary Polypody

 

5 VIOLA CUCULLATA Common Blue Violet

 

6 ANEMONE NEMOROSA Wind-Flower, or Wood Anemone

 

7 AQUILEGIA CHRYSANTHA Golden Columbine

 

8 PACHYSANDRA PROCUMBENS American Thick-Stamen

 

9 HELONIAS BULLATA Stud-Flower

 

10 CAREX STRICTA Tussock-Sedge

 

11 CUPHEA VISCOSISSIMA Blue Wax-Weed

 

12 THALICTRUM DIOICUM Early Meadow-Rue

 

13 ANEMONE PATENS, var. NUTTALLIANA Nuttalls Pasque-Flower

 

14 ORCHIS SPECTABILIS Showy Orchis, or Preacher in the Pulpit

 

15 SYMPLOCARPUS FOETIDUS Skunk Cabbage

 

16 PEDICULARIS CANADENSIS Common Wood-Betony

 

17 ERYTHRONIUM AMERICANUM Yellow Dog-Tooth Violet

 

18 PHLOX SUBULATA Moss-Pink

 

19 SAXIFRAGA VIRGINIENSIS Early White Saxifrage

 

20 ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI Bear-Berry

 

21 TEPHROSIA VIRGINIANA Virginian Goats Rue, or Hoary Pea

 

22 SEDUM NEVII Nevius Stone-Crop

 

23 PLANTANTHERA FIMBRIATA Great Fringed Orchis

 

24 LIMNANTHEMUM LACUNOSUM Floating Heart

 

25 HOUSTONIA CARULEA Bluets

 

26 VIOLA PEDATA Birds-Foot Violet

 

27 CALLA PALUSTRIS Bog-Arum

 

28 EUPHORBIA COROLLATA Flowering Spurge

 

29 POTENTILLA FRUTICOSA Shrubby Cinque-Foil

 

30 LINUM PERENNE Perennial Flax

 

31 XANTHOSOMA SAGITTIFOLIA Arrow-Leaved Spoonflower

 

32 CASSANDRA CALYCULATA Leather-Leaf, or Cassandra

 

33 VIOLA SAGITTATA Arrow-Leaved Violet

 

34 GERARDIA PEDICULARIA Fern-Leaved False Foxglove

 

35 CALOCHORTUS LUTEUS Yellow Pretty-Grass

 

36 IRIS VERSICOLOR Blue Flag

 

37 POGONIA OPHIOGLOSSOIDES Snake-Mouth

 

38 CLEOME PUNGENS Prickly Cleome, or Spider-Flower

 

39 ACTINOMERIS SQUARROSA Squarrose Actinomeris

 

40 CLAYTONIA VIRGINICA Spring-Beauty, or notch-Petalled Claytonia

 

41 ASPLENIUM TRICHOMANES English Maiden-Hair, or Dwarf Spleenwort

 

42 ANEMONE CAROLINIANA Carolina Anemone

 

43 ROSA CAROLINA Swamp Rose

 

44 PACHYSTIMA CANBYI Canbys Mountain-Lover

 

45 SPIRANTHES CERNUA Drooping-Flowered Ladies traces

 

46 PHLOX REPTANS Crawling Phlox

 

47 CHRYSOPSIS MARIANA Maryland golden Star

 

48 IRIS VIRGINICA Boston Iris

    

 

SERIES I VOL. II

 

1 HIBISCUS COCCINEUS American Scarlet Rose-Mallow

 

2 CALLIRRHOE INVOLUCRATA Purple Poppy-Mallow

 

3 CAMPANULA ROTUNDIFOLIA Bluebell of Scotland

 

4 MARSILIA QUADRIFOLIA Four-Leaved Marsilia

 

5 SILENE VIRGINICA Virginia Catchfly

 

6 VITIS INDIVISA Entire-Leaved Ivy-Grape

 

7 IPOMOEA LEPYOPHYLLA Colorado Man-Root

 

8 ANTENNARIA PLANTAGINIFOLIA Mouse-Ear Everlasting

 

9 ROSA LUCIDA Dwarf Wild Rose

 

10 HELENIUM TENUIFOLIUM Slender-Leaved Sneezewort

 

11 SCUTELLARIA WRIGHTII Wrights Skullcap

 

12 SILENE STELLATA Starry Campion, or Catchfly

 

13 STOKESIA CYANEA Blue Stokesia

 

14 TALINUM TERETIFOLIUM Terete Talium; Fame-Flower

 

15 LYSIMACHIA QUADRIFOLIA Four-Leaved Loosestrife

 

16 RHEXIA VIRGINICA Meadow Beauty

 

17 ASPLENIUM PARVULUM Smaller Ebony Spleenwort

 

18 AMARYLLIS ATAMASCO Atamasco Lily

 

19 MIMULUS JAMESII Jamees Monkey-Flower

 

20 BRODLEA GRANDIFLORA Large-Flowered California Hyacinth

 

21 VERBENA AUBLETIA Aublets Verbena

 

22 HYPOXIS ERECTA Star-Grass

 

23 RUELLIA CILIOSA Long-Tubed Ruellia

 

24 EPIPHEGUS VIRGINIANA Beech-Drops

 

25 IPOMOEA LACUNOSA White-Star Ipomoea

 

26 CALOPOGON PULCHELLUS Grass-Pink

 

27 ORONTIUM AQUATICUM Golden Club

 

28 VACCINIUM MAROCARPON American Cranberry

 

29 HELENIUM AUTUMNALE Autumn Sneezewort

 

30 THALICTRUM ANEMONOIDES Wind-Flower Meadow-Rue

 

31 VERNONIA NOVEBORACENSIS Iron-Weed: Flat-Top

 

32 PYROLA ELIPTICA Wintergreen; Shin-Leaf

 

33 ECHINOCACTUS POLYCEPHALUS Many-Headed Hedgehog Cactus

 

34 PARONYCHIA ARGYROCOMA Silverhead; Nailwort

 

35 GYMNOLOMIA PORTERI Stone-Mountain Star

 

36 EPIDENDRUM CONOPSEUM Bartrams Tree-Orchis

 

37 HELIANTHUS MAXIMILIANI Maximilians Sunflower

 

38 ASPIDIUM ACROSTICHOIDES Christmas Shield-Fern

 

39 POLYGONUM ARIFOLIUM Halberd-Leaved Tear-Thumb

 

40 MEDEOLA VIRGINICA Indian Cucumber

 

41 POLYPODIUM VULGARE Common Polypody

 

42 COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS Collinsons Flower

 

43 PHASEOLUS DIVERSIFOLIUS Diverse-Leaved Kidney-Bean

 

44 UVULARIA SESSILIFOLIA Sessile-Leaved Bell-Wort

 

45 ASPLENIUM EBENEUM Ebony Spleenwort

 

46 GAILLARDIA AMBLYODON Blunt-tooth Blanketflower

 

47 ANDROMEDA MARIANA Stagger-Bush

 

48 CERASTIUM ARVENSE Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed

SERIES II VOL. I

 

1 SARRACENIA DRUMMONDII Drummond's Picture Plant

 

2 ENGELMANNIA PINNATIFIDA Cut-leaved Engelmann Flower

 

3 DIPLOPAPPUS LINARIFOLIUS Sand-paper Star Wort

 

4 ONOCLEA SENSIBILIS Sensitive Fern

 

5 SARRACENIA PSITTACINA Parrot-headed Pitcher Plant

 

6 LILIUM CANADENSE American Yellow Lily

 

7 SOLANUM TORREYI Torrey's Solanum

 

8 POLYPODIUM CALIFORNICUM California polypody

 

9 SARRACENIA RUBRA Red-flowered TrumpetLeaf-Walter's Sarracenia

 

10 IMPATIENS FULVA Spotted Touch-me-not, or Sap-weed

 

11 IRIS VERNA Spring Iris

 

12 WOODSIA OBTUSA Common Woodsia

 

13 PHACELIA BIPINNATIFIDA Bipinnate Phacelia

 

14 RUDBECKIA FULGIDA Brilliant Cone Flower

 

15 CYPRIPEDIUM ACAULE Stemless Moccasin Flower

 

16 CAMPTOSORUS RHIZOPHYLLUS Walking Leaf

 

17 POLEMONIUM REPTAN Creeping Greek Valerian

 

18 CYPRIPEDIUM PUBESCENS Large Yellow Moccasin Flower

 

19 EUPHORBIA MARGINATA Snow on the Mountain

 

20 ASPIDIUM FRAGRANS Sweet Shield Fern

 

21 ERIGERON BELLIDIFOLIUM Poor Robin's Plantain

 

22 PINGUICULA LUTEA Yellow Butterwort

 

23 ANEMONE VIRGINIANA Tall Anemone.-Thimble Weed

 

24 CHEILANTHES VESTITA Hairy Lip Fern

 

25 IRIS MISSOURIENSIS ROCKY MOUNTAIN IRIS

 

26 SOLIDAGO ULMIFOLIA Elm-Leaved Golden Rod

 

27 SICYOS ANGULATUS Star Cucumber

 

28 ASPLENIUM EBENOIDES Scott's Spleenwort

 

29 COMMELYNA VIRGINICA Common Day Flower

 

30 NYMPHAEA FLAVA Audubon's Yellow Water Lily

 

31 CROOMIA PAUCIFLORA Few-flowered Croomia

 

32 ASPIDIUM NEVADENSE Sierra Nevada Shield Fern

 

33 NYMPHAEA ODORATA Sweet-scented Water Lily

 

34 LOBELIA FEAYANA Dr. Feay's Lobelia

 

35 CYNTHIA DANDELION The Dandelion Cynthia

 

36 CERATOPTERIS THALICTROIDES The Horned Fern

 

37 ARISAEMA TRIPHYLLUM Three-leaved Indian Turnip

 

38 GERANIUM MACULATUM Spotted Crane's-bill

 

39 OENOTHERA MISSOURIENSIS Large-fruited Evening Primrose

 

40 ASPIDIUM MUNITUM Chamisso's Shield Fern

 

41 STENOSIPHON VIRGATUS The Stenosiphon

 

42 ANDROSTEPHIUM VIOLACEUM Crowned Lily

 

43 CASSIA CHAMAECRISTA Sensative Pea

 

44 GYMNOGRAMMA TRIANGULARIS California Gold Fern

 

45 LONICERA SEMPERVIRENS Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle

 

46 CHELONE GLABRA Turtle-head

 

47 TOWNSENDIA SERICEA Silky Townsend Flower

 

48 POLYPODIUM FALCATUM Sickle-leaved Polypody, or Liquorice Fern

SERIES II VOL. II

 

1 TECOMA RADICANS Trumpet-Flower

 

2 ALLIUM PALMERI Palmer's Onion

 

3 NEVIUSIA ALABAMENSIS The Neviusia

 

4 PELLAEA ORNITHOPUS Bird Rock-Brake

 

5 LOBELIA CARDINALIS Cardinal Flower

 

6 CYPRIPEDIUM ARIETINUM Ram's-head Moccasin-Flower

 

7 DESMANTHUS BRACHYLOBUS Illinois Acacia

 

8 BOTRYCHIUM TERNATUM Ternate Grape-Fern

 

9 BRODLAEA COCCINEA Scarlet California Hyacinth-Fire-cracker Flower

 

10 LACHNANTHES TINCTORIA Wool-Flower

 

11 ERYTHRINA HERBACEA Dwarf Coral Plant

 

12 PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA Dark Purple Rock-Brake

 

13 EPIDENDRUM VENOSUM Veined Tree-Orchis

 

14 DENTARIA LACINIATA Cut-Leaved Tooth-Wort

 

15 ANTIRRHINUM SPECIOSUM Gambel's Snap-Dragon

 

16 ADIANTIUM CAPILLUS-VENERIS True Maiden-Hair Fern

 

17 CENTAUREA AMERICANA American Centaurea

 

18 ERIGERON MUCRONATUM Pointed Erigeron

 

19 HELIANTHEMUM CAROLINIANUM Carolina Sun Rock-Rose

 

20 LOMARIA SPICANT Northern Hard-Fern

 

21 SAMBUCUS PUBENS Red-Berried Elder

 

22 APHYLLON UNIFLORUM One-Flowered Broom-Rape

 

23 CALTHA PALUSTRIS Marsh-Marigold

 

24 WOODWARDIA VIRGINICA Common Chain-Fern

 

25 GILIA TRICOLOR Tri-colored Gilia

 

26 MONARDA DIDYMA Oswego Tea

 

27 COTYLEDON NEVADENSIS Nevada Cotyledon

 

28 CHEILANTHES CALIFORNICA Shield-Like Lip-Fern

 

29 LIATRIS SCARIOSA Blue Blazing Star

 

30 CYPRIPEDIUM CANDIDUM White Moccasin Flower

 

31 POLYGALA LUTEA Yellow Milk-Wort

 

32 SCHIZAEA PUSILLA New Jersey Schizaea

 

33 CALYPSO BOREALIS Calypso

 

34 CASSIA NICTITANS Small-Flowered Wild Sensitive Pea

 

35 CUSCUTA GRONOVII Common American Dodder

 

36 BOTRYCHIUM VIRGINIANUM Rattlesnake Grape-Fern

 

37 WYETHIA ARIZONICA Arizonian Wyethia

 

38 GENTIANA ANDREWSII Closed Gentian

 

39 ASTER PATENS Spreading Aster

 

40 ASPIDIUM CRISTATUM Crested Shield-Fern

 

41 CALOCHORTUS VENUSTUS Mariposa lily; Butter-fly tulip

 

42 HELIOPSIS LAEVIS False Sun-Flower

 

43 PENTSTEMON SECUNDIFLORUS One-Sided Pentstemon

 

44 WOODWARDIA ANGUSTIFOLIA Netted Chain-Fern

 

45 KALMIA ANGUSTIFOLIA Dwarf Laurel

 

46 SILPHIUM LACINIATUM Compass-Plant

 

47 OXYTROPIS LAMBERTI Colorado Loco-Vetch

 

48 ASPLENIUM PINNATIFIDUM Pinnatifid Spleen-Wort