Language of Flowers
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
An interesting look at the folklore and poetical meaning of different types of flowers.
Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Greenaway was an artist and writer during the Victorian era, and was best known for her illustrations for children's books. Her career began when she illustrated the burgeoning market of holiday cards, before her first work, 'Under the Window', was published, making her an instant success.
Printed in colour by Edmund Evans.
Undated, dated from Jisc from copies held at V&A Libraries.
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart, with some light rubbing to the boards. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and spotted.
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