The Illuminated Language of Flowers. – Greenaway K and Marsh J.

Greenaway K and Marsh J.


Publisher: illustrated by author. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. New York. 1978 (Ist Edition)
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Oblong 8vo, 78pp. Hardcover in cream cloth covered boards with authors’ initials imprinted in white to top right hand corner and pictorial d/w in excellent condition o/t a tiny 2mm chip from bottom of d/w spine, protected in clear archival covering, text in excellent condition with very minor flecking to top edge only. This unusual subject is a presentation of one of the most enchanting customs of the early 19th century – communicating through flowers instead of words. The book deals with over 700 flowers and plants listed alphabetically with their meanings The exquisite illustrations of Greenaway are complemented by text from the famous actress of Upstairs Downstairs, Jean Marsh. A sweet book likely appropriate for a similar female.