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    (COLOR PLATES). (VERSE). (FLORA). (WOMEN). [ESLING.] CATHARINE H. WATERMAN. Flora's Lexicon: an Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers: with an Outline of Botany, and a Poetical Introduction. Philadelphia: Herman Hooker, [1839]. 1st ed. 8vo. 252 pp. Three floral colored paates (including frontis.). Numerous woodcuts. Orig. cloth, stamped gilt spine. Front hinge weak. Considerable waterstaining & browning. Some pages becoming loose. $300.00

     

    Rinderknecht 55542 (five copies); under Esling, although Waterman at the time of publication. "As a contributor to the periodicals of the day Miss Waterman obtained great and deserved celebrity." Quoted by Allibone in 1858, who also quotsed Sarah J. Hale: "Her poems are the expressions of a true woman's soul....In pathos and delicacy she has few equals." Not in Bennett or Reese.

 

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