1965 Book - Cicely Mary Barker - FLOWER FAIRIES of the Trees
Author : Poems and Pictures by Cicely Mary Barker
Title : FLOWER FAIRIES of the Trees.
Publisher : London and Glasgow: Blackie, no date.(circa 1965).
Size : 7 "X 4.5 "
Pages : 50 pages
Binding : Very good hardcover binding (hinges fine) in a very good dustjacket with a new protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated.
The book : Nice 1965 edition of FLOWER FAIRIES of the Trees.
The author : Cicely Mary Barker (June 28, 1895 - February 16, 1973) was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies, in the shape of ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings. As a child she was greatly influenced by the works of the illustrator Kate Greenaway, whom she assiduously copied in her formative years. Her principal influence, however, which she duly credited, was the artwork of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Cicely was also influenced by the huge popular interest in fairies which developed from the Victorian enthusiasm for fairy stories and was epitomised by the immense popularity of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan in the early part of the 20th century. Published in 1923, Flower Fairies of the Spring was well received by a post-industrial, war-weary public who were charmed by her vision of hope and innocence, which seemed to evoke a less aggressively modern world.
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