Friday, December 23, 2005


Flowers Personified

I stumbled across this staggeringly beautiful 1847 edition of JJ Grandville minutes after it went up for auction tonight:

Those are hand-tinted plates in there.... A lot of them.

Incidentally, there's an interesting write-up about Grandville here, noting that "He is said to have been an influence on Dore, Hugo, Kafka, Tenniel (Alice in Wonderland), and Walt Disney."

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