1886 Rare Victorian 1stED - FLOWERS FROM DELL AND BOWER, Poems Illustrated by Susie Barstow Skelding.
Author: Poems Illustrated by Susie Barstow Skelding.
Title: FLOWERS FROM DELL AND BOWER, Poems Illustrated by Susie Barstow Skelding.
Publisher: New York: White, Stokes & Allen, 1886. First edition.
Size: 9 " X 8 ".
Pages: 128 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing throughout - as shown). All edges gilt.
Illustrations: complete with the beautiful 12 chromolithographic full-page plates by Susie Barstow Skelding (all protective tissue guard present but loose).
The book: Rare and very attractive first edition of this book of Poems Illustrated with wonderful flowers by Susie Barstow Skelding.
The illustrator: Susie Barstow Skelding (1857-1934), was an American illustrator who produced several popular series of books in which her illustrations were paired with poetry by well-known authors. In the 1880s, she produced several series of books in which her full-color illustrations of flowers accompanied her selections of poetry by various authors, including John Greenleaf Whittier, Julia Ward Howe, Alice Wellington Rollins, Helen Hunt Jackson, Celia Thaxter, James G. Percival, William Dean Howells, Mary Mapes Dodge, and Elaine Goodale.
The popular "Flower Songs" series is perhaps the best known of these. In some cases, the books' color plates included handwritten poems framed by Skelding's floral designs.
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