Die Pilgerfahrt Der Blumengeister

By: Bottger, Adolf

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

This book has the original decorated leather covers with a new spine in matching leather. The old leather has some scuffed areas and light wear. The gilt, blindstamped designs are still quite attractive -- please look at scans. The hinges have been stregthened as well. The interior has the usual toning and some foxing. Still a square, well-bound copy of the intriguing work. ; 36 Colored Engravings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 296 pages; This book is in German. My translation of this title is The Pilgrimage of the Flower Spirits. I assume that the poetry in the volume involves some story about the anthropomorphized flowers that are presented in the illustrations. The beautiful illustrations are 36 colored engravings, taken from J. J. Grandville's 1847 work, Les Fleures Animees. In these works, Grandville attempted to give flowers the characteristics associated with their names. Grandville's original illustrations were hand-colored. I am unsure whether the illustrations in this book are hand-colored or not.

Title: Die Pilgerfahrt Der Blumengeister

Author Name: Bottger, Adolf

Illustrator: Illustrated by J. J. Grandville

Categories: Art,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer: 1857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 12265

Keywords: German Illustration Fairies