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The Flowers Personified - The Flowers hand-colored Plates


now available in paperback Volume I

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Flower Names
Flower Meaning
Flower Fairy Tales


The Flowers Personified introduction

The Flowers
The hand-colored plates

The Flower Fairy
How and why the Flowers became human

The Story of Two Shepherdesses,
the Blonde and the Brunette: and of a Queen of France

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
(Bluebottle, Corn poppy and Lily)

The Poet Jacobus Supposed He Had Found a Subject For An Epic Poem
(Pansy)  The secret language of flowers

Alphabetical list of Flower names in English, French & Latin with Meaning

Alphabetical list of Flower Meanings

Flora Timekeeping
Flora's Clock
The Floral Week
The Calendar of Flora

A Trick of the Flower Fairy
(Tobacco)

The Sultana Tulipia
[1] [2] [3] [4]
(Tulip)

Fragments Taken at Random from the album of the rose
[1] [2] [3] [4]
[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
(Rose)

NARCISSA
(Daffodil)

Serious Displute In Relation to the Violet: Between The Flower Fairy and An Academy Which Prefers To Remain Anonymous.
(Violet)

SISTER NÉNUPHAR
(Water Lily)

CAMELLIA'S REGRETS

DAISY
MARGUERTINE The Oracle of the Meadows

CANZONE - The Flower of Forgetfulness

Flowers of the Ball-room

THE MYRTLE and THE LAUREL

PIANTO
The Everlasting Flower

Plates:
Differences in Plates

The Flowers

Differences in Bindings

 

 

These are the few images (of 50) I have scanned and cleaned up. As time allows I may add others, however, it is a very, very time consuming process to clean up the foxing, toning, etc..

click images for larger view

  Bluebottle & Corn Poppy Lily Pansy
  Bleuet and Coquelicot
Annual Bluebottle and Corn poppy
Centaurea cyanus and Papaver rhæas
A Queen of France
LIS
LILY
LILIUM
Pansy, Pensée, Viola tricolor, Heartsease

The Poet Jacobus Supposed He Had Found a Subject For An Epic Poem

 

The Story of Two Shepherdesses,
the Blonde and the Brunette: and of a Queen of France
(story for these two images is the same story)

This story contains the flower names and meanings.
         
  Rose   Tulip The Flowers Personified - Tobacco
  Rose, Rose, Rosa

Fragments Taken at Random from the album of the rose

  Tulip, Tulipe, Tulipia

The Sultana Tulipia

Tobacco, Tabac, Nicotiana Tabacum

A Trick of the Flower Fairy

         
  Daffodil, Narcisse, Narcissus   Violet, Violette, Viola Water Lily
  Daffodil, Narcisse, Narcissus

NARCISSA

 

Violet, Violette, Viola

Serious Displute In Relation to the Violet: Between The Flower Fairy and An Academy Which Prefers To Remain Anonymous.

Water Lily, Nenuphar, Nymphæa

SISTER NÉNUPHAR.

         
 

Daisy, Marguerite, Bellis

 

The Flowers Personified - the Camellia

 
 

Daisy, Marguerite, Bellis

MARGUERTINE
THE ORACLE OF THE MEADOWS

 

Camellia, Camellia, Camellia Japonica

Camellia's Regrets