Author: Anastasius

Alice in Wonderland playing cards…

…with the Queen of Hearts, the Duchess, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the Hatter, the March Hare, the Mock Turtle, the Gryphon and many more of John Tenniel’s color illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s “Nursery Alice“. Read More

Toy Book

Front cover for Toy BookBetween 1865-1875, Walter Crane designed for Warner and Routledge a tremendously successful series of around fifty illustrated Toy Books sold for one penny each, due to their large print runs. Read More

Vintage “Alice in Wonderland” movie

As a proof that Tenniel’s illustrations were so popular, here is an old movie from 1903, based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, recently restored by the BFI National Archive. Check out the White Rabbit’s outfit, the “Drink me” tag on the syrup bottle or the scene at the Tea Party. They even used the same green armchair model as the one featured in Tenniel’s “Nursery Alice“! Look for yourself: Read More

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of HamelinThe present edition of The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an ample poem by Robert Browning, luxuriously illustrated by Kate Greenaway, enlarged, recolored and restored.

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Grimm’s Household Stories

Front cover for Grimm's Household StoriesThe following collection of the Brothers’ Grimm Household Stories, translated from German by Lucy Crane, and done into pictures by Sir Walter Crane, includes no less than 53 fairy tales. Read More

Arabian Nights

Arabian NightsThe stories from The Arabian Nights were brought to the Western world by Antoine Galland’s translation in 1704 and haven’t ceased to delight us ever since. Jonathan Scott’s version is illustrated by Virgina Frances Sterrett.

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Old French Fairy Tales (II)

Front cover for Old French Fairy Tales (2)This second volume of the Old French Fairy Tales by Sophie Rostopchine, Comtesse de Ségur (1799-1874) brings us back into the distant realm of the Queen of Fairies and the King of Genii. Read More

Old French Fairy Tales (I)

Front cover for Old French Fairy Tales (1)This first volume of the Old French Fairy Tales by Sophie Rostopchine, Comtesse de Ségur (1799-1874) gathers together three stories from a marvelous age when fairies and genii were still thriving in our world and our imagination. Read More

Tanglewood Tales

Tanglewood TalesWritten by Nathaniel Hawthorne and illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett, this book depicts the legends of The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragon’s Teeth, Circe’s palace, The Pomegranate Seeds, and The Golden Fleece. Read More

Timeless Fairy Tales

Front cover for Timeless Fairy TalesA selection of classic tales by the Brothers Grimm, Madame de Beaumont and the Baroness d’Aulnoy, illustrated in a pure Victorian style by Sir Walter Crane. Read More

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