1855 Scarce Floriography Book ~ The Language and Poetry of the Pilgrimage of Love by T. 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, 1855. Second Edition (stated).
Language : Text in English.
Size : 6 "X 4 ".
Pages : xv-192 pages.
Binding : Very good and attractive decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on first endpaper) .
Illustrations : Complete with with the 8 beautiful full page hand colored lithographs of lovely garden flowers by James Andrews.
Estimate: (USD 225 - USD 300)
The book : Scarce and beautiful Victorian Floriography book complete with the 8 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 watercolour 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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