L.C. (Lucy Crane); Illustrated By Walter Crane
Title: The Baby's Bouquet
Book Condition: Good +
Publisher: London Frederick Warne & Co. 
Illustrator: Walter Crane
Seller ID: 0001218
There are 11 full page Walter Crane illustrations [incl frontis] and each of the remaining 56 pages is highly decorated in the Arts and Crafts style with Pre-Raphaelite and Japanese influences. The standard of decoration is much more sophisticated than other children's books of the time. The wood engraving was undertaken by Edmund Evans, who had a fruitful collaboration with Crane, and also with Kate Greenaway. This book is a companion to the Baby's Opera by Crane (please note that I also have a copy of this for sale). The text includes nursery songs from France, Germany, and England and was a tremendous success with several hundred thousand copies sold at the time. Tan cloth backstrip. Condition: corners worn; top/tail of backstrip bumped. Front and rear hinges are broken, but the binding itself is still relatively firm.
FULL COLOUR WOOD BLOCK ILLUSTRATIONS, CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED, EDMUND EVANS, ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT,