Crane, Walter: Queen summer, or the tourney of the lily & the rose. Penned & portrayed by   Crane, Walter: Queen summer, or the tourney of the lily & the rose. Penned & portrayed by  Crane, Walter: Queen summer, or the tourney of the lily & the rose. Penned & portrayed by
Crane, Walter
Queen summer, or the tourney of the lily & the rose. Penned & portrayed by
London, Paris & Melbourne, Cassell, 1891, 1. edition, pp. 40, (1, 8, adv.), chromolithographed illustrations and text throughout after Walter Crane, 4to (200 x 282 mm), bound as blockbook, colour-decorated cloth-backed boards. Nice copy.
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"Not satiric at all, but almost revisionistic in sentiment are the personified flowers of Walter Crane, which appear in books he both wrote and illustrated. His figures are both males and females dressed as flowers, with gorgeous colors and poses, while his poems, on traditional subjects such as the floral procession or a wedding among the flowers, belong to the convention of children's poems beginning early in the century; but somehow both pictures and text are lighter, less emotional, than earlier examples, perhaps owing to the pre-Raphaelite influence and the art for art's sake ideal. " (Seaton) .
* Beverly Seaton: The language of flowers. A history p. 93.