Radford, Dollie. The Young Gardener’s Kalendar. London: De La More Press, 1904. Frontispiece and twelve illustrations by L.E. Wright. Printed on Unbleached Arnold paper. Tan buckram with dark green decoration and gilt lettering to front cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Measures approx. 6.5" x 9.75". Some soiling and foxing to covers. Gift inscription to half title. A beautiful example of arts & crafts illustration and printing.
“…Dollie Radford managed to unite the two opposite directions of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She pursued the direction of a conservative aesthetics associated with the reflexive discourse of an art for art’s sake ideology, which led to the Decadence of the fin-de-siècle poets. And she pursued the direction of a radical politics associated with the communal discourse of an Arts and Crafts ideology, which led to the socialism of William Morris and the feminism of the New Woman poets” (David Latham).