Title: Les fleurs, idylles, illustration and first idyll, a poetry book

Creator: Dubos, E. Constant, 1768-1844.

Date: 1817

Bibliographic Citation: Dubos, E. Constant, 1768-1844. Les Fleurs, idylles: suivies de poésies diverses. Paris : Chez P.E. Janet, 1817. Second edition.

Notes: Constant Dubos, teacher of rhetoric at the Lycée Impérial, wrote this didactic poetry book in his spare time. This is the second edition of the book, the first having been published in 1808.

Physical Description: image.figure (illustration).colour 15 × 20 cm

Language: French

Description: Rose, hydrangea, violet, marigold, thistle and carnation are among the 15 flowers (in addition to one tree, the weeping willow) that are accompanied by poems celebrating “moral lessons” drawn from the habits of the plants. Horticultural and historical-mythological information about each plant is presented is the second part of the book.

Subject: Flowers — Poetry.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Sentimental Botany

Call Number: PQ2220 D62 F5x 1817 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 18_002329162_dubos-p1