IAAC - Day 141 A 176 year old Poetry book: The Bouquet by A Lady


Today is Wednesday, October 20th and I am happy to be alive.

In my IAAC Day 120 September 29th, I showed some of my book collection.

I had forgotten about the oldest book in my collection because I keep it in a box to control exposure to the elements. The book was published in 1845 by A LADY. The title describes it perfectly.

The Bouquet: Containing The Poetry and Language of Flowers.

It is a collection of over 100 flowers with their meanings. Each flower is accompanied by a poem. Because of it's age, I do not want to handle it to much. I should have been wearing gloves so the oils from my hands would not get on the pages but I did not even think of that until after I had already taken the pictures. This book is 176 years old.

However I do find it strange that the Author is referred to as "A LADY." I do not know if that was because of the period it was published and women's rights are not what they are today. Or if it was for some other reason. I searched online but found very little information about this book.

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Sorry no sunset pictures today. It was overcast with clouds and the sun did not show through nor did it change the clouds colors.

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