Monday, December 31, 2007

Flowers Personified

Also available for viewing courtesy of Botanicus and the Missouri Botanic Garden is a copy of Le Fleurs Animees, c. 1840, a story about the adventures of garden flowers. Unfortunately my French isn't good enough to read the text, but the main attraction is its charming illustrations, which range from 'thistle' to 'tea and coffee'. If you'd like to have a copy of one for yourself, individual illustration pages are available from print dealers; I found several just by googling the book title.

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