TREATISE ON PHANTOM BOUQUET MAKING - 1867

$90.00

Treatise on Phantom Bouquet Making, or Skeleton Leaves

from recipes collected by an amateur

Published by: J. Craft, Nassau, New York, 1867.

Pamphlet is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Pamphlet displays expected overall toning as well as some edgewear.
  • Covers are toned and show small colored stains, as well as a colored fingerprint on back.
  • Wraps show edgewear with some creasing and chips.
  • Spine shows minor rubbing.
  • Thread binding is secure.
  • Return of front wrap shows professional repair. (See photos)
  • Interior displays moderate overall toning, lighter than on covers, and is well preserved.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Booklet is well kept in plastic pocket.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181128

12 pages. 3.5 x 4.75 inches.


Possibly an abridged reprint of the book by a noted Philadelphian pharmacist 

Edward Parrish published four years earlier. Other old books on the subject can be found dating from the Victorian era; however, the art of skeletonizing leaves can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty in China, where it was understood and practised.





A reference guide to making beautiful phantom bouquets, most commonly known as skeleton leaves, with the leaves of all sorts of plants. A detailed step-by-step guide is included together with a guide to colors for wax works, as well as materials and tools.


Pamphlet is in transparent plastic folder. Detailed guide with a guide to colors, materials and tools for wax works.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Brochure/Pamphlet
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Subject: Reference
Topic: Art Instruction
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: J. Craft
Year Printed: 1867
Author: An Amateur
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