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Title:
Folklore and symbolism of flowers, plants, and trees : with over 200 rare and unusual floral designs and illustrations
Author:
Lehner, Ernst, 1895-
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Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Tudor Pub. Co., c1960.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780486429786
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Comprehensive archive by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols. Their pictures, rendered from rare illustrations, extend from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Includes the symbolic meaning of every known species -- from absinth to zinnia. Over 200 black-and-white designs and illustrations.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
Sacred Plants
The Trees of Life and Knowledgep. 13
The Tree of Lifep. 15
The Tree of Knowledgep. 18
The Yggdrasillp. 20
The Rod of Aaronp. 22
The Acaciap. 23
The Acorusp. 24
The Bo Treep. 24
The Cassiap. 25
The Cedarp. 25
The Date Palmp. 26
The Fig Treep. 29
The Three Blessed Fruitsp. 30
The Lilyp. 32
The Lotusp. 34
The Mistletoep. 41
The Myrtlep. 41
The Oak Treep. 42
The Oxalis (Shamrock)p. 43
The Passionflowerp. 44
The Perseap. 45
The Peruvian Masticp. 46
The Resurrection Flowerp. 47
The Sandalwoodp. 47
The Somap. 48
The Sunflowerp. 48
The Sycamorep. 49
The Vervainp. 49
The Vinep. 50
Flower Lore and Legend
The Acanthusp. 52
The Aconitep. 53
The Adonisp. 53
The Anemonep. 54
The Carnationp. 54
The Cloverp. 55
The Cornflowerp. 55
The Crocusp. 56
The Cypressp. 57
The Daisyp. 58
The Edelweissp. 58
The Forget-me-notp. 59
The Hawthornp. 59
The Hazelnutp. 60
The Heliotropep. 63
The Hyacinthp. 63
The Iris (Fleur-de-lis)p. 64
The Ivyp. 65
The Tears of Jobp. 65
The Laurelp. 66
The Leekp. 68
The Lily-of-the-Valleyp. 68
The Linden Treep. 69
The Mulberry Treep. 70
The Mulleinp. 63
The Myrrhp. 63
The Narcissusp. 73
The Olive Treep. 74
The Orange Treep. 75
The Plane Treep. 76
The Black Poplarp. 76
The Rosep. 77
The Sylphiump. 80
The Thistlep. 80
The Tulipp. 81
The Violetp. 82
Strange and Wondrous Plants
The Apple of Sodomp. 84
The Amber Treep. 85
The Bausor Treep. 85
The Barnacle Treep. 86
The Carlinap. 87
The Dragon Treep. 87
The Honestyp. 88
The Houseleekp. 88
The Ice Plantp. 89
The Maidenhair Fernp. 89
The Mandrakep. 90
The Tree of Sorrowp. 92
The Flower Calendar
The Seasonsp. 94
The Flowers of the Monthsp. 99
The Chinese Flower Calendarp. 102
The Japanese Flower Calendarp. 106
The Language of Flowers
Sentiments and Symbolismp. 109