10 notecards and envelopes. 2 each of 5 designs
All plates reproduced from A Plain and Easy Account of the British Ferns, by Mrs Lankester, published by Robert Hardwick, London 1859.
This book was published at the height of the Victorian Fern Craze, when Fern Foray parties, Fernery Gardens and indoor Wardian Case Collections were all the rage. The author Charles Kingsley coined the term ‘Pteridomania’ in 1855 to describe this national passion.