Walter Crane (1845 - 1915)

Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden (1904)

Walter Crane (1845 - 1915)

'Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden: A Posy from the Plays’ was the last in Walter Crane’s series of five floral fantasies depicting flowers in human form. The book is illustrated in colour throughout, with Crane handling all elements of the design (including hand-lettered text, endpapers and covers). Each leaf features a full-page portrait of a humanized flower, with reference to the Shakespeare play in which the flower is mentioned. The pages are presented in the French-fold or Japanese manner, printed on one side only, with each pair of leaves attached at the fore-edges.