Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Even when writing essays on socialism and the philosophy of art, Walter Crane was incapable of resisting an opportunity to add some decoration. In his book The Claims of Decorative Art, Crane embellished each chapter with an intricate decorative header featuring neoclassical and mythological scenes in his usual meticulous and detailed style.We’ve taken all of the decorations from the book …


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Goblin Market by Margaret Tarrant

Goblin Market by Margaret Tarrant

Margaret Tarrant was a notable English children’s book illustrator of the early 20th century. She is best known for her fairy illustrations, published in books like The Forest Fairies, The Pond Fairies, and The Twilight Fairies from the publishing wing of the Medici Society. Although it had already been illustrated by several popular illustrators, like Arthur Rackham, Tarrant was called …


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Walter Crane’s <i>The Shepheard’s Calender</i>

Walter Crane’s The Shepheard’s Calender

Another of Walter Crane’s interesting decorated books is his edition of Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Shepheard’s Calender. It’s not as well known as Spenser’s The Faerie Queen which Crane also illustrated, but it has excellent illustrations and a particularly outstanding set of emblems with latin mottos which accompany the main illustrations. It also has a great frontispiece, decorative endpapers …


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Aesop’s Fables by Charles Folkard

Aesop’s Fables by Charles Folkard

Our latest mini-package is a collection of beautiful art by Charles Folkard from his illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables.  Folkard was an English illustrator who many see as the successor to Arthur Rackham, though he has not become as famous.  His Aesop’s Fables was published in 1912 and is one of his outstanding pre-war works.  He was known for his …


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Charles Folkard Grimm Mini-Package

It’s been a while since we released any new art from our collection of fairytale books illustrated by Charles Folkard. So it’s about time we make available this collection of his illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales. This mini-package includes 8 beautifully drawn and colored images from stories by the Brothers Grimm. In addition to illustrations from well known stories like …


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Spanish Ballads Borders

We’ve done several previous packages based on designs by Victorian design historian Owen Jones. They include our fantastic Grammar of Ornament package and the new Gray’s Elegy. Our next addition to our selection of Jones design packages is a mammoth undertaking of all of the decorations, initials, emblems and borders in his early illustrated edition of J. G. Lockhart’s Ancient …


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Rudolph Koch Floral Initials

f you wonder where all of our fonts and art come from, we spend a lot of time researching rare books and other sources for the images on which many of them are based. We look for works of historic calligraphy and antique type sample books and classic illustrated works. The research is a big part of what we do …


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