1847 Scarce Floriography First Edition ~ The Poetical Language of Flowers or the Pilgrimage of Love by Thomas Miller.
Author: Thomas Miller. (James Andrews, botanical illustrator).
Title: The Poetical Language of Flowers; or the Pilgrimage of Love.
Publisher: London, David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1847. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 "X 4.5 ".
Pages: xv-192 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good and attractively gilt decorated full morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, ex-libris of Barrie Macey on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 beautiful full-page hand-colored lithographs of lovely garden flowers by James Andrews.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce and beautiful Victorian Floriography first edition complete with 12 exquisite full-page hand-colored lithographs of lovely garden flowers by James Andrews.
The illustrator: James Andrews (1801–1876) was an English draughtsman, botanical painter and illustrator noted for his accomplished illustrations. He also taught flower-painting to young ladies. He created the illustrations for the famous nature writer Sarah Bowdich Lee's 1854 book Trees, Plants, and Flowers: Their Beauties, Uses, and Influences.
In March 1857, his painting of fruit and a bowl in watercolor received a medal from the Royal Society of Agriculture and Botany in Ghent. In 1868, Andrews exhibited a piece called Earnest Andrews, a painting of fruit and flowers, at the Royal Academy of Art annual summer exhibition.
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