"Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers", was originally published in 1884. This is a vintage reproduction from the 1980s of that original book in which Ms Greenaway has beautifully illustrated the pages. Each flower is associate with an emotion or message. For example, the Acanthus is associated with "the fine arts" and should someone give you Foxglove you will know they are insincere. Give someone a "Pencilled Geranium" and you will let them know they have ingenuity or a "Shamrock" for "light heartedness".
The pages are beautifully illustrated with full color illustrations of Victorian women, children and of course flowers.
This small book (6" x 5") is a perfect gift. It has white, illustrated board cover and is complete with its dust jacket.