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By author: James McCabe
Number of Pages:  96
Dimensions:  4.3 X 7.3 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  1890
ISBN:  978-1-55709-384-4
Availability: In stock.

This colorful Victorian 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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