Oriental Textbook and Language of Flowers - H.G. Adams
H.G. Adams’ 1851 book is unusual in that it contains very little in the way of floral illustration; what it does have is decorative borders on every page that provide a unique and unforgettable look. The text of Oriental Textbook and Language of Flowers is very poetic, with clever quatrains that give an expanded sense of what meaning each plant is supposed to be used for.