The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

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The Language and Sentiment of Flowers by James McCabe is a colorful Victorian book that 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.

Hardcover | 96 pages | 4.25 x 7.25