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 and decorative embossed front and back covers.
As we’ve done with other Crane books like A Flower Wedding and Queen Summer we’ve scanned and digitally refined all of the images at high resolution. We’ve separated out the emblems as well as providing the full original illustrated pages, plus we’ve even made a custom font with letters based on the emblems. We’ve also put together a PDF preview of the book which you can TRY OUT to get an idea of the art in the collection.
All of this is collected together into a mini-package which is ready to use for your projects and designs. It’s available for immediate download from our ONLINE STORE for just $29 and it will eventually be included in our complete Walter Crane collection.