1870 Scarce Floriography Book ~ FLORA SYMBOLICA or The Language and Sentiment of Flowers by John Ingram.
Author: INGRAM, Charles Henry.
Title: Flora Symbolica; or, The language and sentiment of flowers. Including floral poetry, original and selected. With original illustrations, printed in colours by Terry.
Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co., no date (circa 1870).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 "X 5.5 ".
Pages: viii-368 pages
Binding: Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, bound by Hanbury Simpson - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown, 1872 gift note of a previous owner on the second blank).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece, the color title page, and the15 beautiful full-page illustrations by Terry.
The book: Scarce and attractive Victorian Floriography book.
The author: John Henry Ingram (November 16, 1842 – February 12, 1916) was an English biographer and editor with a special interest in Edgar Allan Poe. Ingram was born at 29 City Road, Finsbury Square, Middlesex, and died at Brighton, England.His family lived at Stoke Newington, recollections of which appear in Poe's works. J. H. Ingram dedicated himself to the resurrection of Poe's reputation, maligned by the dubious memoirs of Rufus Wilmot Griswold; he published the first reliable biography of the author and a four-volume collection of his works. Sarah Helen Whitman correspondence with Ingram, with her letters from Poe and a daguerrotype portrait, was added to the library of material he was assembling; Ingram's Poe collection is now held at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.
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