"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."
I wish I knew about this book, but alas, this picture was taken through the window of a used bookstore. It was closed and we were just passing through. The store is now out of business, but if anyone knows anything about this little book, I would be most interested. Unfortunately the author is not shown on the cover.
From Clarice at Storybook Woods: From what I can tell it is fairy stories and is written by E H Knatchbull There are copies for sale for $50.00 - $200.00 !!! It looks wonderful.
And from me: I took a brief look at the book online. It's very old (published in the late 1800's) and has some interesting illustrations. It's a fairy tale book with some very scary stories! I'm sure there are some wonderful ones as well. I look forward to browsing through it's pages online.