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  • The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

An illustrated reproduction of a Victorian Floral Dictionary, this colorful book evokes an age gone by, before the days of email and overnight shipping, when communication between people was a very special occasion, made more difficult by time and space.

To Victorian letter-writers of the West, a new and exotic language came from the East: communicating through flowers. Using flowers, one could send a message of passion, friendship, and mystery and in the 19th century the language of flowers became so refined that this floral dictionary would become necessary. 

• 4.25" x 7.25"
• 96 Pages
• Hardcover Edition

$ 19.99