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Title MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF FLOWERS, TREES, FRUITS, AND PLANTS IN ALL AGES AND ALL CLIMES
Author/Composer/Artist Skinner, Charles M.
Publisher / Producer J.B. Lippincott Company
Publication / Performance Date 1925
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Philadelphia & London
Summary Directed at a amateur audience of home gardeners, and, given its publication date, likely of spiritualists, the book examines lore, myths, and legends of flowers, fruits, trees, and plants. Sections (identified in a contents list at the beginning of the book) are divided according to specific plant material. There is a short chapter on narcotics and plants, as well as one each on "fairy flowers" and "plants of ill-renown."
Physical Description Book measures 6 1/4" wide; 8 1/2" tall; and 11/2" deep, with 302 pages of uneven cut edges. Printed on heavy newsprint. There are a few pencilled marks in the page margins. Front, back, and spine are covered in glazed green linen with title, author, and stylized images of grapes and roses on front cover and on spine. The spine also has the publisher's name at the bottom. No endpapers. No index. From the poor condition of the book, it appears to have been well-used. Illustrated with half-tones of landscape scenes and of well-known art carrying horticultural references.
Condition Poor
Catalog Number 1976.1.1578
Object Name Book