Thursday, April 23, 2009

Old Engraving of Victorian Woman Walking in the Spring Woods

My husband found an antique book for me at the local swap meet last weekend. It is entitled "Sunlight and Shade: being Poems and Pictures of Life and Nature" and was published by Cassell and Company in 1883 (London, Paris & New York).

It contains lovely poems and delightful engravings on every page, not to mention the splendid gilt edges and delicate floral endpapers. For a bibliophile like me, it was a perfect spring posy!

Cover of "Sunlight & Shade", 1883
Old Floral Endpaper
Old Engraving of Victorian Woman


  1. what a great find! i love the endpapers, how gorgeous.