The Golden Poppy

By: Smith, Emory Evans

Price: $195.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Charming Art Nouveau song of praise to California, in prose, poetry and picture. ------- First Edition, First Printing.. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt; Purple and gold floral endpapers. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 230, [2] pp. Illustrated from drawings & photographs; color frontispiece. Includes a bibliography. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear with minor spotting on rear board. ------------ The author was a Stanford University Professor of Horticulture, his impressive collection of prose and poetry of the history and significance of the California poppy is both beautiful and informative. __________ The text is illustrated throughout with floriated initial caps, head and tail pieces in the Art Nouveau fashion. Period photographs, drawings and a tissue-guarded color frontispiece complete this tribute to the California Poppy. The binding design of two poppy motifs in gold is by T. V. H. Bull. ------ All of the art decorations are attributed and include Florence Lundborg (member of the San Francisco group known as "Les Jeunes"), Marion Taverner, Arthur F Mathews (father of the Arts and Craft Movement). Albertine Randall Wheelan (elves) and Grace Irving. Most of the poetry and prose articles have the authors signatures in facsimile.

Title: The Golden Poppy

Author Name: Smith, Emory Evans

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Palo Alto, California, San Francisco News Company/Murdock Press: 1902

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Seller ID: 011222

Keywords: Natural History; Poppy; California; Art Nouveau,