1875 Rare small Floriography Book ~ The Language and Sentiment of Flowers by Laura Valentine.
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Author: Laura Valentine.
Title: The Language and Sentiment of Flowers Compiled and Edited by L.V. with Floral Records and Selected Poetry and Original Illustrations Printed in Colours and Gold. Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co., no date (circa 1875).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5" X 3.5".
Pages: vi-154 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly 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, initials of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Compete with the color frontispiece and three further beautiful color chromolithograph plates.
The book: A beautifully crafted edition of THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS, this anthology delves into the symbolic meanings attributed to various flowers, intertwined with selected poetry that celebrates their beauty and significance. This particular edition, adorned with intricate gilt decorations and exquisite color chromolithograph plates, is a testament to the timeless allure of floral symbolism and the artistry that accompanies it.
The author: Laura Belinda Charlotte Jewry (married name Laura Valentine, pen names Mrs. S. Valentine and Aunt Louisa; 1814–1899), was a Victorian English writer primarily known for her children literature. Her work was often produced in children series including Aunt Louisa's Toy Books, Aunt Louisa’s Big Picture Series, and The Young Folk's Shakespeare Series.
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