First edition of Walter Crane's poetic work, populated by lovely and fashionable humanized flowers.
"Where shining Buttercups abound,/ Among the Cowslips on the ground."
Told with a series of lovely illustrations that recall Art Nouveau, this poem invites us to observe as Queen Flora calls forth her flower subjects after a long winter.
London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1895. Full title: Flora's Feast: A Masque of Flowers. 10'' x 7.25''. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Orange patterned floral endpapers. 40 French-folded,  pages. Ink gift inscription to front flyleaf dated "June 29, 1897"; ink owner name to front flyleaf. Some light rubbing to edges, corners and spine ends somewhat bumped; light soiling. Else sound and bright.
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