The Complete Language of Flowers

A Definitive and Illustrated History

The Complete Language of Flowers
$19.99 / £14.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781577151906
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
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Description

The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, Medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry.

For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers like peonies (bashfulness) and tulips (passion).

Coupled with stunning full-color illustrations, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.

The author

New York–based Wellfleet Press publishes illustrated reference books for the price-conscious consumer. Wellfleet focuses primarily on well-crafted and researched home reference; entertainment; faith; and mind, body, and spirit titles. We offer our customers a unique combination of both completely original content as well as illustrated editions of classics texts.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781577151906
Illustrations: 1000 illustrations
Size: 7.99 in x 10 in / 202.95 mm x 254 mm
Published:

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