Title: Les fleurs naturelles, the frontispiece and title page

Creator: Lachaume, Jules.

Date: 1847

Bibliographic Citation: Lachaume, Jules. Les fleurs naturelles : traité sur l’art de composer les couronnes, les parures, les bouquets, etc. de tous genres pour bals et soirées, suivi du langage des fleurs. Paris : Chez l’auteur, 1847.

Notes: This “treatise on the art of composing all kinds of garlands, ornaments, bouquets, etc. for balls and receptions” is followed by the language of flowers and preceded by a narrative retracing the use of flowers in different historical periods.

Physical Description: image.frontispiece.colour 18 × 22 cm

Language: French

Description: Throughout this book, the use of flowers stands for civilization and sensibility, while neglect of flowers is linked with barbarism. It cannot escape us that the florist Lachaume is advocating for his trade while promoting the language of flowers or the ability of natural flowers to signalize taste and wealth.

Subject: Flower arrangement.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Sentimental Botany

Call Number: SB449 L3x 1847 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 19_000248502_lachaume-frontispieceandtitlepage