Friday, November 7, 2008

Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations at Your Fingertips!

Often lauded as a publisher of some of the least expensive classics around, Dover Publications has long been a friend to the mythology and folklore community. Now featuring a "Dover Sampler" where you can sign up for notifications about new books, Dover is again celebrating the great fairy tale illustrators of the golden age of children's book illustration. Its recent publication, Once Upon a Time...: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations, features, among many, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Walter Crane, and Kay Nielsen, whose ethereal scenes and characters stamped a new look on the genre. I am always amazed at Dover's varied interests and the fine quality of these, by any standard, reasonably-priced gems. Enjoy!

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