From Cosmopolis Literary Advertiser: Rev. of The Evergreen, vol. 1 and 2
“The first of four quatro volumes, devoted to the seasons, is a very original adventure in literature and
art. It is bound in roughly embossed leather, very delicately tinted. It is superbly printed on fine paper
gilt edged over rubric at the top, and with rough sides . . . A high standard of literary quality is maintained
“Probably no attempt at renascence has ever been better equipped than that undertaken
‘in the Lawn-
market of Edinburgh by Patrick Geddes and Colleagues.’ ‘The Book of Spring’ is altogether of the stuff
bibliographical treasures are made of.” —Black and White.
“The Evergreen is unequalled as an artistic production . . . it also touches an international note,
holds up the spirits of the best ideals in literature and art.”—London.
“The Evergreen.” Rev. of The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal, vol.1, Spring 1985, and vol.2, Autumn 1895, Cosmopolis Literary Advertiser March 1896, p. 2. Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/EG1-2_Review_Cosmopolis_Literary_Advertiser_March_1896/