The Little Book of Symbols by Christine Barrely / small hardcover (4.5 x 6.5 inches), 176 pages / ISBN 9782379641060 / EPA Editions (import)
This is an interesting little series with puffy hard covers ("foam-filled, with gilt edging").
Why is the bee a symbol of immortality? How did a lamb come to symbolize Jesus? What does a snail shell mean? And a hand? What's the sacred meaning of mistletoe? What is the significance of the sapphire? And the ruby? This book explains 80 esoterical, magical or mystical symbols, alongside beautiful illustrations.