Language of Flowers, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, printed in colours by Edmund Evans. London, Routledge and Sons, n. d. .
Small hardcover with green linen spine and paper covered boards. The books edges are a bit worn and the boards discoloured by age. In the front two ex libris (Dorrance & J. G. Verdoorn) and a catalogue description are pasted. Overall condition is good. 12 x 15 cm,  7-80 pp. The front and backboard are illustrated with the same picture of two flower bearing girls, standing against a small fence that holds the title information. Underneath them a garland of roses is depicted.
This beautiful little book is all about flowers and their meanings. Pages 7-47 contain a list of alphabetically ordered flowers and their meaning. On pages 48-60 the list is reversed. This way you can search emotions and see which flower is most appropriate for it. Pages 61-79 are filled with small poems about flowers by famous writers. The last page shows a list of illustrations. This book can be seen as a must have for well-mannered Victorian women. If you followed the book you could make the perfect flower arrangement for every occasion. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) illustrated the book with medallion-like pictures and small individual ones. Her beautiful Victorian scenes and soft pastel-like colours fit the content of the book perfectly.
Incl. BTW € 163,50
Excl. BTW € 150,00