MINISTRY OF FLOWERS - Friend, 1st 1885 - SPIRITUALITY FLOWERS TREES NATURE SOUL
THE MINISTRY OF FLOWERS, BEING SOME THOUGHTS RESPECTING LIFE, SUGGESTED BY THE BOOK OF NATURE
Book Details + Condition: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. (London, UK). First Edition, 1885. Hardcover. 236 pages. Volume by English reverend Hilderic Friend filled with engravings of various flowers and passages, relating them to philosophical and spiritual concepts. This book is divided into four sections, titled "Respecting Human Life," "Respecting the Evils of Life," "Respecting the Virtues of Life," and "Respecting Various Features of Life". The values espoused in this volume align with the author's faith and status as a Christian clergyman. From the Preface: "Every true lover of flowers must have been struck by the fact that these gems of earth are capable of imparting large stores of knowledge; if only the eyes are open to seem and the heart to receive them." Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; a bit of wear to upper spine; foxing to first and last few pages; old water stain to upper corners of last quarter of the pages; interior is otherwise clean and free of markings.