Lot 1338: Cicely Mary Barker FAIRIES OF THE FLOWERS AND TREES c1950 Vintage British Botanical Poetry & Color Plates Children's Verse
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Fairies of the Flowers and Trees
Author: Cicely Mary Barker - Cicely Mary Barker (28 June 1895 – 16 February 1973) was an English illustrator best known for a series of fantasy illustrations depicting fairies and flowers. Barker's art education began in girlhood with correspondence courses and instruction at the Croydon School of Art. Her earliest professional work included greeting cards and juvenile magazine illustrations, and her first book, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was published in 1923. Similar books were published in the following decades. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited
City: London / Glasgow
Year: c. 1950
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages plus 72 color plates
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: The volume covers 72 flowers, each with a color plate, divided into 3 parts: Wayside, Garden, and Trees. Fairies are depicted as children with wings in all sorts of costumes. The text is in verse.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine. There is mild external toning and wear concentrated at the edges. The binding is solid and slightly cocked. The book is adorned with pictorial endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. The work is lavishly illustrated with 72 color plates by the author, as well as additional textual illustrations.
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