Language of Flowers (From Stencils and Notepaper to Flowers and Napkin Folding) (Paperback)
Charming reproduction of rare volume by famed 19th-century illustrator includes abundantly illustrated list of over 200 plants and their figurative equivalents -- tulip = fame; blue violet = faithfulness, etc. Selection of flower-related verses, including To a Mountain Daisy by Robert Burns, appears at back of book. 85 full-color illustrations.
Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the most admired children's book illustrators of the Victorian British era, creating simple, expressive, and gleeful images for Under the Window, Marigold Garden, A Apple Pie, and other unforgettable publications.