1848 Rare Floriography Book ~ Flora's Interpreter and Fortuna Flora by Sarah Josepha Hale.
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Author: Sarah Josepha Hale.
Title: Flora's Interpreter and Fortuna Flora.
Publisher: Boston, Sanborn, Carter, Bazin & Co., 1848.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 "X 5 ".
Pages: x-288 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding with gilt decorations on the spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the illustrated title page, the frontispiece and the three extra finely hand-colored lithographs of bouquets.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: "Flora's Interpreter and Fortuna Flora" by Sarah Josepha Hale is a literary treasure from 1848, combining two captivating works. This edition, in an attractive binding, offers a glimpse into the world of flora and botany as explored by the renowned author.
The author: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (October 24, 1788 – April 30, 1879) was an American writer, activist, and editor of Godey's Lady's Book. She was the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Hale famously campaigned for the creation of the American holiday known as Thanksgiving, and for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument.
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