New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986.
First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". xi, 163pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to covers and creasing to corners and edges. Light foxing to inside of jacket. Green paper over boards with spine backed in blue and lettered in gilt. Faint toning to covers and edges of boards. Corners are gently bumped. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Faint foxing to front and rear paste-downs and endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
For this volume, Robert Phelps has gathered Colette's best writings about her beloved vegetable kingdom. "For an Herbarium" is a delightful set of twenty-two short essays, each inspired by a different flower or herb. "A Nosegay" consists of previously uncollected pieces about, among other things, walks in the Bois de Boulogne, winters in Limousin, and flower shows in Paris. Finally, "Flora and Pomona," the longest single piece, Colette mixes reminiscences about the gardens she knew and loved with musings about those she would never have. Flowers and Fruit is ripe to bursting with Colette's masterful evocations and boundless love.(Publisher). Good + / Good +. Item #8501