MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF FLOWERS, TREES, FRUITS AND PLANTS - IN ALL AGES AND ALL CLIMES
Book Details + Condition: J.B. Lippincott and Company(Philadelphia and London). First Edition, 1911. Hardcover. 302 pages; Illustrated. Firm binding; light wear to boards, with small bump to front edge and slight discoloration; darkening to spine; interior is clean and free of markings. One of the earliest compilations of plant-lore by the well known writer and folklorist Charles M. Skinner. Included are the specific legends, fables, mythology and folklore of more than 150 plants, flora and trees. Skinner (1852 - 1907) was a well known writer and folklorist who published collections of myths, legends and folklore found inside the United States and across the world. He aimed to integrate folklore conventions with New England transcendentalism to keep alive traditions endangered by the industrial age.