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  1. The Sentiment of Flowers; or Language of Flora.

    The Sentiment of Flowers; or Language of Flora.

    With Twenty-nine Plates, containing One Hundred and Seventy Figures of Plants Carefully Drawn and Beautifully Coloured, by James Andrews.
    Ninth edition, first published in 1836 with just 12 plates, this appears to be the edition with the largest number of plates. All of these early, self-published editions are uncommon, Copac offering just 5 locations for editoons between 1839 - "sixth thousand" - and 1842. In his preface Tyas (1811-79) admits his indebtedness to Charlotte de Latour's Le Langage des Fleurs, which was translated by Frederic Shoberl in 1834, becoming the "first really popular English flower book" (Seaton, The Language of Flowers: A History, p. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1842

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115930

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