SKELETON LEAVES AND PHANTOM FLOWERS. (A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PRODUCING PHANTOM FLOWERS, SKELETON LEAVES.)

By: J.E. Tilton and Company.

Price: $15.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good+


100 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the J.E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1864 edition, with the addition of "some modern recipes to the original text to update procedures. These are clearly separated from the original text, which has been faithfully reproduced, warts and all." B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Anatomy of a Leaf. Green and Dried Leaves; Preparing the Leaves and Flowers; Bleaching the Leaves and Seed-Vessels; Arranging the Bouquets; Illustrated List of Plants for Skeletonizing; Seed-Vessels; The Wonders and Uses of a Leaf; Leaf Printing; Commercial Value of the Art; Preservation of Flowers; Appendix. Details the methods of "skeletonizing leaves and bleaching them for display arrangements", which "became popular in North America for several decades in the 1880's". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear.

Title: SKELETON LEAVES AND PHANTOM FLOWERS. (A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PRODUCING PHANTOM FLOWERS, SKELETON LEAVES.)

Author Name: J.E. Tilton and Company.

Categories: Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking), Natural History, Gardening,

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Publisher: Almonte, Ontario, Algrove: 2003

ISBN Number: 1894572912

ISBN Number 13: 9781894572910

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 30173

Keywords: Floral Arrangements, Victorian Era Decorations, Household Decoration, Leaves, Flowers, Skeleton Leaves, Phantom Flowers, Skeletonization, Skeletonizing, Bleaching, Dyeing, Dried Leaves, Seed Pods, Seed Vessells, Bouquets, Leaf Printing, Domestic Arts, Flower Preservation, Facsimiles, 19th Century, Sealing, Finishes.,