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The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

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An illustrated reproduction of a victorian floral dictionary in a beautiful hardcover edition

This colorful book evokes an age gone by, before the days of email and overnight shipping—when communication between people was a very special occasion, made more difficult by time and space. To victorian letter-writers of the west a new, exotic and secret language came from the east: communicating through flowers. The language of flowers became so refined in the nineteenth century that this dictionary was necessary. Using this source, one could send a message of reproach, passion, friendship, quarrel or a myriad of other sentiments singly and combined via a simple bouquet without ever penning a single word.

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