In this wonderfully unusual work Kate Greenaway provides an enchantingly illustrated glossary of the language of flowers. A fascinating insight into a bygone era, when the gift of a Tamsy was a declaration of war, and a Garden Daisy meant 'I share your sentiments'. Eighty two beautifully illustrated colour pages. Kate Greenwaway (1846-1901) is one of the most popular children's book illustrators of all time. Edmund Evans produced her first book in 1879, which sold out resulting in triumph and gaining Greenaway her reputation. She has enchanted people, young and old, for over one hundred years with her watercolour illustrations of sweet, charming eighteenth century children with their quaint costumes and idyllic scenes.
Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd & New York. Around 1930. Book in really good condition, just some spotting on the first couple of pages
Please see images for condition. As with any true vintage item there may be some wear and tear, that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or aging, and perfectly shows that before you owned it, it really did have a whole other life.