The English Flower Garden. William Robinson. Sagapress, 1933 (first published 1883).
"The gardener must follow the true artist, however modestly, in his respect for things as they are, in delight in natural form and beauty of flower and tree, if we are to be free from barren geometry, and if our gardens are ever to be true pictures…"
Arthur Rackham (English, 1867-1939) leading ‘Golden Age’ illustrator.
“Undine” (novella) by Friedrich de la Motte FouquéI - Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight in order to gain a soul. Contains some themes similar to “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.
Read online: archive.org/stream/undine00lamo#page/n7/mode/2up