The Book of Wedding Days. Quotations for every day in the year, compiled & arranged by K. E. J. Reid, May Ross & Mabel Bamfield. With devices & decorations for each page by Walter Crane. London/New York, Longmans, Green & Co, 1889.
Red linen hardcover with silver stamped decoration on the front. The spine is largely missing. Ex-library copy, with stamps and stickers (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, school of design). The books content is slightly discoloured but in good state. Overall the book is in fair condition. 23,5 x 30 cm,  unpaged [78 pp. ]. Red woodcut margin illustrations by Walter Crane.
This extraordinary book, dedicated to the Prince and Princess of Wales for their silver-wedding day, contains a calendar of wedding days. Each day has a quote and a free space to write down who married that day. Most pages contain four days. The margins are decorated with red drawings that correspond to the month and season which is described. For instance May is illustrated with beautiful blossom trees while September shows thistles and cherubs making wine. This book is a great example of Cranes humour and inventiveness. B2325
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