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Arthur Rackham – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1907

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books which typically were given …

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Carl Otto Czeschka – Die Nibelungen

Carl Otto Czeschka (1878 — 1960) was an Austrian painter and graphic designer associated with the Wiener Werkstätte. The holiday season is coming and I’ve been working extra hard on my project to re-scan the majority of the artwork in my gallery in addition to new books I’ve acquired over the past few months. This is my Christmas present to you, …

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Edmund Dulac – Stories from Arabian Nights 1907

New scans from the First edition of Arabian Nights published by Hodder in 1906, illustrated by Edmund Dulac . Together with E.J. Detmold, two of the most beautiful Arabian book ever published. Kay Nielsen’s illustrations for Arabian Nights is overall better, but unfortunately has never been published in full book form. Enjoy !

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Arthur Rackham – Peter Pan in Kensington Garden 1906

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books which typically were given …

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Kay Nielsen – Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen 1924

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the “golden age of illustration”. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for …

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Kay Nielsen – Hansel & Gretel 1924

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the “golden age of illustration”. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for …

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Boris Zvorykin – The Firebird and other Russian Fairy Tales

A new addition to our gallery. The Firebird and other Russian Fairy Tales illustrated by a Russian illustrator Boris Zvorykin. Little is known about this Russian illustrator. But his works is reminiscent of the great Ivan Bilibin. This book is among a few modern illustrated book that I like enough to add to my gallery. Enjoy the illustrations.    

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Warwick Goble – Japanese Fairy Tales 1909

Warwick Goble (1862 – 1943) was an illustrator of children’s books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, …

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Sydney H. Meteyard – The Golden Legend 1910

Sidney Harold Meteyard  (1868 – 1947) was an English art teacher, painter and stained-glass designer. A member of the Birmingham Group, he worked in a late Pre-Raphaelite style heavily influenced by Edward Burne-Jones and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Presented here is one of Meteyard’s greatest work, The Golden Legend, beautifully illustrated by Sydney H. Meteyard in the style of …

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Theo van Hoytema – Uilen-Geluk 1898

Theodorus (Theo) van Hoytema (Den Haag 1863-1917) achieved fame during his lifetime as a book-illustrator, painter and draughtsman. He is considered to be the most important representative of lithographic work in the Netherlands and his prints are well represented in two Dutch public collections. I’m please to introduce Uilen-Geluk, one of the great pictures book by the Dutch artist Theo …

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