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Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers

AUTHOR Roux, Jessica
PUBLISHER Andrews McMeel Publishing (09/15/2020)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

Description
A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend.

Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy.

The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.

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Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781524858148
ISBN-10: 1524858145
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 224
Carton Quantity: 20
Product Dimensions: 6.10 x 1.10 x 8.00 inches
Weight: 1.50 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Reference | Curiosities & Wonders
Reference | Flower Arranging
Reference | Plants - Flowers
Dewey Decimal: 302.222
Library of Congress Control Number: 2020934359
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A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend.

Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy.

The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.

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