Oracles de Flore. C F. P. Del, Charles-François Paul Delanglard.
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore
Oracles de Flore

Oracles de Flore

Paris: Chez Janet, 1816. First edition. 18mo, (2), 152 pp, title page with engraved, hand-colored rose, six plates bearing 36 engraved flowers, all hand-colored, and two plates featuring engravings of cards, all with original tissue guards present. Bound in blue waxed boards. A.e.g.

First edition of this remarkable early 19th century work of cartomancy and floral divination, in which each flower is assigned a meaning. An early work not only botanical divination, but of the "Language of Flowers", predating the work of Charlotte Latour.

Boards lightly rubbed at extremities, a few faint spots of foxing but quite clean within. Near fine. Item #28734