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Burnett's Floral Hand-Book: Ladies' Calendar, Vol. IV.

Boston, MA: Joseph Burnett & Company, 1874. A small booklet that includes a calendar and lexicon on the language of flowers. The booklet was published by Joseph Burnett & Company, a hair and cosmetic company, as a way of advertising their wares. Along with the 1874 calendar is a section on the phases of the moon and planetary orbits for the year. The rest of the book alternates between pages of advertisements for the company and the lexicon on the language of flowers. One of the products that is advertised the most in the booklet is "Burnett's Cocoaine" which was a hair oil made from "cocoa-nut oil" that help to promote hair growth and shine as well as helping with dandruff control and scalp irritation. The lexicon is done alphabetical and starts with Acacia, meaning concealed love, and goes to Zennae, meaning absent friends. The front cover features an illustration of a seated young woman in a fashionable dress holding a rose surround by fauna. There is one piece of interfoliata, which contains some quotes. 32 p.p. Illustrated wrappers. String binding. OCLC 1 (Nov. 2021). Measures 4 ½” x 3" General wear.

Price: $110.00

Item #20200062

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