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The Language of Flowers (Price Stern Sloan, 1965)

Contributed by Jay Mellor on Jun 25th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    The Language of Flowers (Price Stern Sloan, 1965) 1
    Photo: Jay Mellor. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Originally published in the 1860s by G. Routledge and Sons in London and New York, The (Illustrated) Language of Flowers by Mrs. L. Burke (Anna Christian Burke) is a delightful and amusing book with beautifully illustrated flowers and floriology, presented alphabetically by name, with their symbolic meanings from A to Z. Also included is a variety of romantic poetry by various authors. It is a reference book for floriologists and plant lovers alike.

    This edition was published by Price Stern Sloan in Los Angeles in 1965, from the 1963 British edition published by Hugh Evelyn Limited, London.

    Bookman (with the catchwords The and of) is the point of the charm, combining the Victorian sense with the glyphs of Romantiques No. 2 AKA Carnival for the alphabet at the start of the chapters. And inside the book, Bell makes an appearance all at once, for preface copy, chapters and the index.

    The Language of Flowers (Price Stern Sloan, 1965) 2
    Photo: Jay Mellor. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Language of Flowers (Price Stern Sloan, 1965) 3
    Photo: Jay Mellor. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Romantiques No. 2 / Carnival
    • Bookman
    • Bell

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