Publishers green cloth stamped in gilt; Purple and gold floral endpapers. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 230,  pp.Illustrated from drawings & photographs; color frontispiece. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. 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. 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. ABAA [American Booksellers Antiquarian Association].FABA [Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association]. IOBA [International Online Booksellers Association]. Pleased to present: Travel, Exploration and Geography; and books of Significance. The item "The Golden Poppy 1902 Art Nouveau California Poetry Prose Illustration Giftable" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "blind-horse-books" and is located in Key Largo, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.