1868 · London
Barrett, W.A. Flowers and Festivals, or Directions for the Floral Decoration of Churches. London: Rivington, 1868. Small quarto. Original green cloth, nicely gilt (corners bumped). 176pp., plus 24 color plates.
This manual of floral decorations describes the specific flower arrangements to be made for Christmas, Advent, Lent, Easter, Saints' Days, Communions, Feast Days, etc. A calendar of all the Holy Days is provided with the symbolic flowers for each. The plates demonstrate how to incorporate the arrangements into the churches' architectural ornamentation and include examples of decorated arches, windows, pedestals, columns, altars, etc. (Inventory #: 1026)