Princess Belle-Etoile

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Princess Belle-Etoile

This fairy tale was written by Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baronne d'Aulnoy, who wrote extensively and is credited with actually coining the term "fairy tale." The images and text are available elsewhere, but I decided to put up some nice sized and cleaned up scans.  Too often what you can find is either dirty or needs to be edited to be made usable.   The text, too, I have posted, although it is also available at Project Gutenberg.  The version I have posted is that from the 1909 book, and is slightly different from the original, which can be found synopsized here at Wikipedia. Title: Princess Belle-Etoile Author: Traditional Artist: Walter Crane Publisher: John Lane Date Published: 1909 The images below are linked to the gallery pages where I have made them available for download in various sized high resolution JPEG's.  The main gallery page for this book is HERE. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="The Corsair Finds the Children "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="Feintise and Belle-Etoile "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="Prince Cheri saves the turtle-dove "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="Prince Cheri and the two-headed monster "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="Prince Cheri falls into the spacious hall "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="174" caption="Cheri and Belle-Etoile "][/caption] Full Text Once upon a ...

Johnny Gruelle: Rhymes for Kindly Children

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Johnny Gruelle: Rhymes for Kindly Children

Johnny Gruelle, of course, is the beloved creator of the Raggedy Ann dolls, and subsequently the Raggedy Ann and Andy series books.  He illustrated extensively prior to this, including classics such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and this book is a great example of his other work.   Many of his books are digitized at Project Gutenberg. "Rhymes for Kindly Children" is subtitled "Modern Mother Goose Jingles."  It is more blatantly geared toward teaching children proper manners, though, and even the titles reveal this end.  Children, of course, will not always embrace such obviousness, and perhaps this is why the rhymes themselves never became quite as popular as the traditional Mother Goose fare.   The illustrations are nice though, and especially of interest to any Gruelle fan. I have placed some representative images below, all linked to the GALLERY.  The full list is viewable there. Title: Rhymes for Kindly Children:  Modern Mother Goose Jingles Author: Ethel Fairmont Artist: Johnny Gruelle Publisher: P. F. Volland Company Date Published: 1916 Click a thumbnail to visit the gallery page for the image where it can be downloaded in many very high resolution sizes. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="130" caption="Albert's Pet Bunny "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="Bird Friends"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="137" caption="Gathering Berries "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" ...

Walter Crane: A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys

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Walter Crane: A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys

Walter Crane was one of the most popular and prolific children's book illustrators in the late 19th century.  His style should be recognizable to almost everyone, whether they know his name or not, and his books have been mainstays for families for generations. His illustrations here make a nice contrast to those of Virginia Frances Sterrett, who illustrated Hawthornes' other children's book derived from Greek mythology.  I have scanned and posted those images, from Tanglewood Tales, as well. These images have been edited and enhanced to bring out the colors and remove some of the age toning.  The complete text as well as full page, unedited scans, are available at the Library of Congress web site, HERE. Title: A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrator: Walter Crane Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin Date Published: 1892 The Images below all link to the gallery where they are available for free download in many high resolution sizes of JPEG files. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="Perseus & The Graiae"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="Perseus Armed by the Nymphs"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="Perseus & The Gorgons"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="Perseus Showing The Gorgons Head"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="The Stranger Appearing to Midas"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="135" caption="The Stranger Appearing to Midas"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" ...

Howard Pyle: King Arthur and His Knights

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Howard Pyle: King Arthur and His Knights

Knights of the Round Table, Medieval Chivalry, Errant Warriors, Castles, Magic and Sorcery. Pyle offered one of the classic tellings of Arthurian lore and legends, profusely illustrating this and others of his own books. Pyle (1853-1911) also wrote and illustrated classic retellings of other Arthurian tales as well as Robin Hood. He also authored original stories which he illustrated, along with many other titles such as He was perhaps one of the most influential children's book illustrators, influencing such artists as N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and others. The Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania, just north of Wilmington, DE has a very good collection of Pyle's work along with those he influenced. Title: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Author: Howard Pyle Artist: Howard Pyle Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons Date Published: 1903 Below are some representative image of the found in the GALLERY. Each image is linked to a page where it may be downloaded in various sized high resolution formats. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="177" caption="King Arthur of Britain"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Herald"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Angel"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="178" caption="Uther-Pendragon"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Herald"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="177" caption="Sir Kay breaketh his sword at ye Tournament."][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Two knights colliding in a tournament. The both ...

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