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Language of Flowers

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Paperback Version

Charming reproduction of a rare volume by a famed 19th-century illustrator includes an abundantly illustrated list of over 200 plants and their figurative equivalents tulip = fame; blue-violet = faithfulness, etc. A selection of flower-related verses, including "To a Mountain Daisy" by Robert Burns, appears at the back of the book. 85 full-color illustrations."

Hardcover Version

In this wonderfully unusual work, Kate Greenaway provides an enchantingly illustrated glossary of 'the language of flowers'. It shares the tradition, sparked by renewed Victorian era interest in botany and exotic plants - of using flowers as a means of covert communication. A fascinating insight into a bygone era, when the gift of a Tamsy was a declaration of war, and a Garden Daisy meant 'I share your sentiments', this text is a real treasure. 'The Language of Flowers' contains eighty-two beautifully illustrated colour pages, and was originally published in 1884. Kate Greenaway (1846 - 1901), was a children's book illustrator and writer, and remains one of the most popular illustrators of all time. Edmund Evans produced her first book ('Under the Window') in 1879, which was an instant best-seller and cemented her pre-eminent position. Her charming children in quaint costumes and idyllic scenes captured the imagination of the contemporary public - and continue to delight over a century after their initial publication. The artwork is presented in conjunction with the text - both further refining and elucidating the other. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Author: Kate Greenaway
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 01/07/1993
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.18lbs
Size: 5.76h x 4.72w x 0.21d
ISBN: 9780486273723

About the Author
Kate Greenaway (1846 1901) was one of the most admired children's book illustrators of the Victorian British era, creating simple, expressive, and gleeful images for Under the Window, Marigold Garden, A Apple Pie, and other unforgettable publications."

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