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This petite volume is entitled A POSY OF WILDFLOWERS Gathered in the Countryside of English Literature and Furnished with Appropriate Sentiments by VICTOR BONHAM-CARTER; Illustrated with Wood Engravings by HELLMUTH WEISSENBORN. This is a BEAUTIFUL little book; only 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" x 7/8" thick. I hope you can see how the engravings are wonderful, most in black and white, but many have been colored in blue, yellow, purple and orange, as they naturally appear. I believe this to be a First Edition, published in London in 1946, by the Bayard Press. Each pair of pages is a different flower with quotes from famous literature that refer to that flower. The last few pages give a list of the language of flowers for each example and there is also a list of the sources of the quotes. The hard binding of the book is a lovely blue with writing on the spine, but it is covered by the original illustrated dust jacket, which is a bit faded, in a charming way, and has a few tears and missing bits. There is s a small amount of writing on the flyleaf corner, including the price of 50p. Any flower, garden or poetry lover would be delighted with this artfully designed book..


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Exquisite Vintage Romance Of Flowers Book - A POSY OF WILDFLOWERS - Wood-Cut Illustrations


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Hard bound book, small book, Art book, flower book, 1st edition, dust jacket, wood cut engravings, paper, blue book, flower illistrations
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 342 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people