This EXQUISITE Victorian era Kate Greenaway gem delights us with charming, humorous, traditions, and delicately colored drawings!!
Collector's 1978 vintage hardcover book with gorgeous illustrated dust jacket - Language of Flowers.
Kate Greenaway, famed 19th-century illustrator, her books, paintings and cards are filled with a delicate charm that defined a fanciful Victorian world and set the standard for proper dress and manners.
Greenaway's art is consistently praised; many believe her flowers equal those of Botticelli. Photos do not fully capture color hues & detail. Wait until you see!
Publisher: Gramercy Publishing Company, New York, Copyright, 1978 reproduction of 1884 volume w/o poetry of flowers section. ISBN 0-517-26182-0.
List of over 200 plants and flowers and their figurative equivalents. Beautiful illustrations of flowers, fairies and children.
Common and not-so-common messages with the names that best express them.
Acacia - Friendship, Tulip - Fame,
Blue Violet – Faithfulness;
Everlasting Pea - Lasting Pleasure,
Almond - Hope and many more.
Hardcover w/ pictorial DJ, pictorial glossy white boards, two women & flowers, pages glossy photo stock, "9 x 7", 61pp. Tight binding. NOT ex-lib.
Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/bright/clean-light scratch. Pages fine/bright/clean-bottom title pp-owners name white out. DJ near fine/bright/clean-light shelfwear.
Do not pass up this LOVELY vintage book; a must have for all Kate Greenaway collector's!!