La Botanica de' fiori dedicata al bel sesso

A cura di Simona Verrazzo. Introduzione di Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi e Luigi Zangheri. Premessa di Duccio Tongiorgi

2018, cm 17 x 24, xxvi-102 pp. con 14 figg. a colori n.t.

ISBN: 9788822265920

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Towards the end of 1827 the Milan-based publisher Lorenzo Sonzogno prints an elegant 'almanac' – La Botanica de' Fiori dedicata al Bel Sesso – containing flower tables etched by the artist Giuseppe dell’Acqua from Vicenza. The anonymous author was the man of letters Giuseppe Compagnoni, who popularized scientific issues for a female readership.
The first in a successful series of publications targeting the “gentle sex”, this small volume deals with aspects of nature ranging from elements of botanical science, to gardens and the romantic language of flowers.