Priscilla Susan Bury

Priscilla Susan Bury

Priscilla Susan Bury, born Falkner, was an English botanist and illustrator. Daughter of a rich Liverpool merchant, she married on 4 March 1830 Edward Bury, a noted railway engineer. Working with amateur botanist William Roscoe, she published in 1831-1834 A Selection of Hexandrian Plants. The engraving was entrusted to the Londoner Robert Havell, engraver of the John James Audubon plates. The book was carried out in aquatint and the 350 plant drawings painted in part by hand. The subscribers to this large folio numbered only 79, mostly from the Lancashire region, Audubon being one of them. Bury was also the author of illustrations for The Botanist of Benjamin Maund. ... more on Wikipedia

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