According to Season: Talks about the Flowers in the Order of Their Appearance in Woods and Field
by Parsons, Frances Theodora
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902 Illustrated by Elsie Louise Shaw. New edition, with illustrated plates. Publisher's decorative green cloth designed and signed by Margaret Armstrong, with a stylized leaf, vine, and flower illustration to the front board in dark green and pale yellow, lettered in gilt, all edges pale yellow. Very good or better, with some minor rubbing to the front board and spine ends, a hint of soiling to the spine, former owner's pencil inscription to the front free endpaper, pages 95-96 and Plate XVII slightly loosened at the foot, otherwise fresh interior. Overall, a very bright and attractive copy. Gullans and Espy 194. First published in 1894 under her penname Mrs. William Starr Dana, According to Seasons is the second published work by American botanist and author Frances Theodora Parsons. Comprised of several pieces previously published in The Outlook and New York Tribune, these chapters describe which types of flowers one may observe in the New York area at various points during the calendar year. Notably, while she includes several sections not specifically related to flowers, Parson primarily intended this as an informative text for novice nature-lovers. Indeed, as she writes in her introductory statement, "When we learn to call flowers by their name we take the first step toward real intimacy with them." Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) was a renowned artist and designer. Along with her contemporary Sarah Wyman Whitman (1824-1904), Armstrong is an example of how the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements at the time provided new opportunities for women's employment in the arts. After beginning her career with A. C. McClurg, Armstrong worked primarily for Scribner's and specifically focused on the works of a few authors. Armstrong's style, which was influenced by the floral patterns of Art Nouveau and the lines and shapes that are characteristic of the Arts and Crafts movement, made her bindings distinct, which was useful in terms of advertisement and branding an author's works as a unique set.. Illus. by Armstrong, Margaret; Shaw, Elsie Louise. Hard Cover. Very Good. (Inventory #: MWSD002)
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