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1891 Antique Walter Crane first edition, Queen Summer or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose. Pre-Raphaelite flower fairies, rare original.

1891 Antique Walter Crane first edition, Queen Summer or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose. Pre-Raphaelite flower fairies, rare original.

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: cloth, bindings, thread, ink, paper, illustrations, poetry, antique, first edition, Walter Crane, Pre Raphaelite, lily and rose, flower fairies
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Rare original - very few copies in existence apart from print on demand digital files, which are just not the same, in this Bibliophile's opinion.

Queen Summer: or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose.
Walter Crane Author and Illustrator.
First edition
Cassell and Company
Colour lithographic illustrations printed on double leaves, decorative endpapers, original linen-backed pictorial boards (some soiling to boards, age related foxing, else sound).
The beautiful illustrations in this book have much in common with other works by Crane which feature anthropomorphic flowers and garden fairies, subjects which were very much in vogue in the Victorian era.
Here Crane tells the story of beautiful damsels and brave knights, who personify the essence of spirits of the garden flowers. The charm of these simple yet elegant drawings is that they are reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscripts, such is the spectacular detail in each.
Walter Crane was born in 1845 in Liverpool and was a major British artist, as well as an art theorist, designer, writer and committed socialist. He is best known as an illustrator and promoter of Decorative Arts. He was initially influenced by Pre-Raphaelite painting movement and was later a collaborator and disciple of William Morris as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. He is considered one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau Movement. He became one of the most noted children's book illustrators of his era, and along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, helped develop the child in the nursery motif which was popular in the late Victorian era. Crane's illustrations stood out from the usually low quality drawings in children's books of the time, and helped revolutionise the field of children's books. His style was much imitated by other illustrators.
Many of the iconic images associated with international socialism were designed by Walter Crane.
This is a first edition, a floral fantasy. It was published by Cassell and Company. Look at the photos for an indication of the detail and precision of the artwork inside. A rare and original treasure.
Rare original - very few copies in existence apart from print on demand digital files, which are just not the same, in this Bibliophile's opinion.

Queen Summer: or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose.
Walter Crane Author and Illustrator.
First edition
Cassell and Company
Colour lithographic illustrations printed on double leaves, decorative endpapers, original linen-backed pictorial boards (some soiling to boards, age related foxing, else sound).
The beautiful illustrations in this book have much in common with other works by Crane which feature anthropomorphic flowers and garden fairies, subjects which were very much in vogue in the Victorian era.
Here Crane tells the story of beautiful damsels and brave knights, who personify the essence of spirits of the garden flowers. The charm of these simple yet elegant drawings is that they are reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscripts, such is the spectacular detail in each.
Walter Crane was born in 1845 in Liverpool and was a major British artist, as well as an art theorist, designer, writer and committed socialist. He is best known as an illustrator and promoter of Decorative Arts. He was initially influenced by Pre-Raphaelite painting movement and was later a collaborator and disciple of William Morris as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. He is considered one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau Movement. He became one of the most noted children's book illustrators of his era, and along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, helped develop the child in the nursery motif which was popular in the late Victorian era. Crane's illustrations stood out from the usually low quality drawings in children's books of the time, and helped revolutionise the field of children's books. His style was much imitated by other illustrators.
Many of the iconic images associated with international socialism were designed by Walter Crane.
This is a first edition, a floral fantasy. It was published by Cassell and Company. Look at the photos for an indication of the detail and precision of the artwork inside. A rare and original treasure.

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