The Golden Poppy

By: Smith, Emory Evans

Price: $180.00

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 the 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 tailpieces 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 (a 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 author's signatures in facsimile.

Title: The Golden Poppy

Author Name: Smith, Emory Evans

Categories: MODERN LITERATURE - FICTION, ART; DESIGN & DECORATIVE ART, AMERICIANA & the AMERICAS,

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 7¾ - 9¾

Seller ID: 011222

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