Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co.; The Riverside Press, 1894.
Hardcover. This beautifully-bound collection of garden-inspired and fairy-infused poems is the work of the literary realist novelist Margaret Deland (1857–1945) and comes illustrated on nearly every page with lush and intricate borders in red, blue, gold, and green by the great Walter Crane (1845–1915), giant of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Sections include: The Old Garden, Nature, Love Songs, Poems of Life, and Verses for Children.
8" X 5 7/8". viii, [viii], 3-114pp. Bound in full color pictorial cloth in green, blue, red, and white, with rambling roses, foliage, and flowers in Arts and Crafts design to both boards and spine lettered in red and black. Moderate wear to binding, with some rubbing and bumping to extremities, light scattered rubbing, and sunning to spine. Top edge green. Charming floral endpapers in green and pink, with bookplate of Lewis A. Dyer layered over another, possibly armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are printed on one side only, all clean and unmarked. Very good. Item #7896