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Eight Part Folding Passion Flower Issued by Wilsons & Co. (Sharrow) Ltd. Genuine Sharrow S.P. & S.S. Snuffs

Published by Sheffield, UK
Condition: Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 4, 2009

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N.d., late 19th century. The Wilsons & Co. snuffmakers go back to 1737; it is still in operation. This piece of floral ephemera measures about 26 cm across at the widest. The roughly square piece when open has shaped and uneven edges. It closed up to a triangle that is about 13 cm in length, 7 cm across at its widest, and this fits into a glassine envelope with the company name and info printed on one side. When closed, one sees only the two color printed passion flowers. When open, the remaining 14 of 16 sides (the flower is printed on both sides) have a gilt illustration of a particular flower with a few lines of verse describing that flower beneath. Essentially, this is an origami version of the "language of flowers" sentimental botanical variety. Remarkably well preserved, with the original envelope. Bookseller Inventory # 003854

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Title: Eight Part Folding Passion Flower Issued by ...

Publisher: Sheffield, UK

Binding: NA

Book Condition:Fine

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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