Tongues in Trees and Sermons in Stones
Green cloth 8vo, 151pp. Illustrated with 8 engraved plates and ornamental head pieces and initials at each chapter. Floral textured endpapers. Very Good with rubbing to corners and shallow loss to the spine ends despite an otherwise very fresh binding with bright gilt stamped cover and spine. A scarce book with both fact and folklore about plants, trees, gardens, and "mottos on sundials." Chapters include: "Tree Worship," "Tree Myths and Superstitions," "Plant Monsters," plus other more traditional chapters on natural history, nature in literature, botanical elements, and so on.