New York: John B. Alden, 1889. 8vo. xvi, 704 pp. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Blue publisher's cloth. An excellent copy. Item #10850
First American edition from the original London edition of 1884 which was published in two volumes. This edition has been enlarged with additions and corrections. The focus is on flower lore past and present. Although the author generally gives some idea of sources, it should be used with care because it includes modern meanings. Friend generally treats herbs, flowers, and some trees.