The First Coloring Book Is From 1760 And It Was For Adults! –
Here is The Florist, probably one of the first coloring books of the world, dating from 1760, and it is for adults! While the trend of the coloring books for adults exploded a few years ago, a botanist from the Missouri Botanical Garden discovered this amazing book, filled with floral illustrations for coloring. Written and drawn in London by Robert Sayer, these pages contain all the codes of the coloring book, with explanations on the colors and the techniques to be used.
An amazing discovery that reminds us that well before the Winnie the Pooh or Frozen coloring books for kids, the coloring books were intended for adults! The book The Florist has been digitized and published online on the Botanicus website.