The Floral Keepsake for 1850 features 46 plates of colored engravings. Each flower is its own chapter and features flower lore, practical planting knowledge, and botanical description. The keepsake also includes several poems and an index of the flowers and their associated meaning. The editor, John Keese, was both an amateur poet and bookseller. I can only imagine that his love for the content and the object would have inspired him to work on this project.
Anatolia and Thrace in the Mid 14th Century from “Osman’s Dream”
By Borowski, George Henry, 1746-1801 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm, 1743-1807
Publication info Berlin ;bei Gottlieb August Lange,1780-1789.
Academy of Natural Sciences Library and Archives
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University
By Edwards, George, 1694-1773
Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749
Publication info Amsterdam :J.C. Sepp,1772-1781.
Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library
Map of marijuana use by U.S. states; % who smoked marijuana in the past month