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Botanical Illustration Resources: Fantasy Flowers

A Selected Bibliography created for the 1999 Northwest Botanical Illustration Symposium (updated frequently) Compiled by Julene Sodt, of the Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

Fantasy Flowers

Barker, Cicely Mary.  Flower Fairies of the Spring;  Poems and Pictures.  London ; New York : Frederick Warne, 1990.
       The first of the Flower Fairy Books was written in 1923.  This series included illustrations of fairies with flowers representing seasons, gardens and trees.  Included in the series were the following titles:  Flower Fairies of the Winter, Flower Fairies of the Summer, Flower Fairies of the Autumn; Flower Fairies of the Garden, Flower Fairies of the TreesFlower Fairies: The Meaning of Flowers, The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies,  A Treasury of Flower Fairies, and A Flower Fairy Alphabet.

Grandville, J. J.  The Court of Flora:  The Engraved Illustrations of J. J. GrandvilleIntroduction and notes by Peter A. Wick.  New York:  G. Braziller, 1981.  (NC 248 .G7 A4 1981)

Les fleurs animees /par J.-J. Grandville ; introductions par Alph. Karr ; texte par Taxile Delord.
Publication info: Paris : Gabriel de Gonet, EÌditeur, [184?] (Botanicus)

Woodruff, Una.  Amarant;  The Flora and Fauna of Atlantis by a Lady Botanist.  New York:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1981.
       Drawings of  imaginary plants, growing on the island of Atlantis, that resemble insects, birds, and animals.