London and Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press, Circa 1930s. Unknown. Duodecimo (10cm x 7cm) 92 pp.(2) ills. Patterned, aquamarine cloth with needlework in wildflower bouquet image. Metal corners. Sky-blue pastedowns. Exceptionally bright. Item #102
Lovingly bound, the poetry in this anthology was selected by poet and playwright, John Drinkwater and created especially for children. Drinkwater belonged to the "Dymock Poets" who took inspiration from the beauty of the English countryside. The simple, rural themes of natural beauty are reflected in the subject for the vernacular binding of this little volume: a bouquet of wildflowers. The hand stitching is especially fine and delicate with a beautiful choice of vintage fabric for the background and nicely detailed metal corners. Poetry selected for this volume include classic English poets such as William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley and John Drinkwater himself. A beautiful example of a sweet vernacular binding.