Language of Flowers
Place Published: London
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Date Published: Circa 1897
Book Id: 27116
80pp. Sextodecimo [15 cm] 1/4 green cloth with illustrated paper covered boards. Very good. The covers are gently rubbed and soiled, and the edges of the covers are gently bumped. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges.There is a 2 inch long white chalk mark on the front board. The spine is subtly rolled. There are multiple moisture stains on the top edge of the text block. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The endsheets are very mildly soiled. Many of the illustrations are very slightly offset on the opposite pages.
Printed in colours by Edmund Evans. The essence of Victorian childhood is portrayed in the idealized children of Greenaway's work.