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Flowers, the Angels' Alphabet: The Language and Poetry of Flowers; With an American Floral Dictionary and Twenty-Eight Literary Calligraphy Illustrations

Loy, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0970211317 / ISBN 13: 9780970211316
Published by CSL Press, Moneta, Virginia, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, signed by the author beneath her printed name on the title page, this is a great gift copy, both the book and jacket are in excellent condition, there are no remarkable flaws, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "a unique American floral dictionary based on the historic language of flowers - includes a vocabulary of 1,400 flowers with their associated sentiments as well as 1,500 sentiments with their associated flowers," illustrated in color ; 212 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 040040

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Title: Flowers, the Angels' Alphabet: The Language ...

Publisher: CSL Press, Moneta, Virginia

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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Language of flowers book contains original floral art, classic floral poems and texts, and extensive floral dictionaries. Literary Calligraphy paintings incorporate flowers and hand-lettered poems or texts relating to that flowers origin, name, cultivation, and habitat. Two floral dictionaries (, entries) are organized by flower and sentiment. Appendix includes American, British, and French dictionaries from Victorian-era books. Complete index.

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Susan Loy’s Literary Calligraphy® art is known worldwide, so that her first book had to meet the high expectations of her thousands of enthusiastic collectors. Flower the Angels’ Alphabet is a special gift book that is both beautiful and useful.

The book and its exquisite illustrations are produced on heavy, acid-free paper with a deluxe cloth binding. Each illustration stands alone to lend an uncluttered feel to the book. The illustrations were produced over a period of 20 years as part of Susan Loy’s popular “Language of Flowers Collection” of Literary Calligraphy® prints.

Scholarship and thoroughness were goals for the text of the book. Each of the 28 individual flower chapters give consistent literary and botanical information about each flower. The 2,900 entries in the floral dictionaries are the most complete and detailed of any historical or contemporary language of flowers book. There is a section on poetry of the language of flowers; poems from Longfellow, Browning and others discuss and/or mention the language of flowers specifically. A 50-page appendix directly links each literary flower to its corresponding botanical classification. A complete bibliography and index are included.

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