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Flowers and Flower Lore. Flowers and Flower Lore.
Flowers and Flower Lore.
FRIEND, Hilderic.
Flowers and Flower Lore.

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Published: London Swan Sonnenschein and Co., Ltd., 1883

Stock Code: 115832

£150

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First edition. "Friend's Flowers and Flower Lore (1883) appears to be the most often reprinted of the flower folklores. It is also probably the best, in that Friend seems the closest to modern scholarship - which does not mean that his work is not popular and sentimental" (Beverly Seaton, The Language of Flowers: A History, 1995, p. 30).
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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original burgundy cloth spines with an overall stylised gilt art nouveau motif, dark green diaper grain cloth sides, top edges gilt, slate-green coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Decorative title pages, wood-engraved illustrations throughout.

Condition

Spines rolled, some mottling to extremities of covers, one corner bumped, inner joints of volume II cracked but sound. A very good clean copy.

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