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FLOWERS FROM FOREIGN LANDS;
Their History and Botany,
CONCISE DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR NATIVE REGIONS.
ROBERT TYAS, B.A., F.R.B.S.,
HOLY LAND;" "FLOWERS AND HERALDRY,” ETC., ETC.
WITH TWELVE COLOURED GROUPS OF FLOWERS,
DESIGNED AND COLOURED BY JAMES ANDREWS.
In laying before the public the pages contained in this volume, it was designed to present a work on exotic flowers, corresponding with the “Favourite Field Flowers," in which the writer
endeavoured to describe the native beauties of f our island, an endeavour in which he was ably
assisted by the skill of Mr. Andrews in por
traying and colouring the specimens selected. Ô Numerous valuable publications have, from time
to time, given illustrations of imported flowers, but they have been generally so costly as to limit their distribution exclusively to the wealthier classes ; and thus it has followed, that some who could not afford to buy such works, and others who did not feel justified in devoting to intellectual pleasure and improvement so large a sum as their purchase requires, have been debarred not only from much desirable gratification, but from the acquisition of some knowledge of the fairest vegetable productions of Foreign Lands. To