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Peter Newell – Hole Book 1908

Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell (March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924) was an American artist and author. A native of McDonough County, Illinois, Newell built a reputation in the 1880s and 1890s for his humorous drawings and poems, which appeared in Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, Scribner’s Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Judge, and other publications. He later wrote and illustrated …

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Arthur Rackham – Ingoldsby Legends 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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Mathilde Ritter – In the Mouse’s House 1933

I stumbled upon this illustrated book while looking for some art books in a small used bookstore. From Mathilde Ritter, a German illustrator and unknown to me. It contains some delightful illustrations and I love to present it to you. In the Mouse’s House published by Laidlaw Brothers, 1933. A translation from a German story book. Charming illustrations, great use …

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Warwick Goble – Stories from the Pentamerone 1911

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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Maxwell Armfield – The Confessions of Saint Augustine 1909

Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881 – 1972) was an English artist, illustrator and writer. Presenting the illustrations from “The Confessions of Saint Augustine”. First published by Chatto & Windus, London 1909.

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Jessie Wilcox Smith – At the Back of the North Wind 1919

Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was one of the most prominent female illustrators in the United States during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was a prolific contributor to respected books and magazines during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She illustrated stories and articles for clients such as Century, Collier’s Weekly, Leslie’s …

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Charles Robinson – Big Book of Fairy Tales 1911

Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. …

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Cecile Walton – Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales 1911

Cecile Walton (29 March 1891 – 23 April 1956), was a Scottish painter, illustrator and sculptor. From an artistic family, Cecile Walton was the daughter of Glasgow Boys artist Edward Arthur Walton. She studied in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Florence and became a member of the Edinburgh Group, practicing in the capital as a painter, sculptor and illustrator. Influenced by the …

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Charles Robinson – Margaret’s Book 1913

Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. …

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Derek Collard – British Fairy Tales

I don’t usually post illustrations from books published later than the 1930s. Since I primarily dedicate my work to the early Golden Age illustrators. Due to the lack of time and the field of children’s book illustrations is so vast that you have to concentrate on a particular period, none more fitting than the Golden Age of illustrations. But at …

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