The 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.
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.
Written 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.
Back in 1890, Lewis Carroll published a special edition of “Alice in Wonderland” in order to be “read by Children aged from Nought to Five”, with twenty of John Tenniel’s illustrations, coloured and enlarged. This is the restored version.