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Muller’s Fairy Tales – A Complete Illustrated Bibliography

Introduction Welcome to my illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Frederick Muller’s Folk & Fairy Tales series (also known as the World Fairy Tales Collection). These books were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s – mostly by Frederick Muller, but several were also published by Follett. The books Read more…

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King – Stunning Pop-up Book

Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King by Ferdowsi Paper engineering:  Simon Arizpe | Illustrator: Hamid Rahmanian Publication: Fantagraphics 2018 ► Where to buy: Book Depository or Amazon (US) About the book: This gorgeous pop-up book is based on the incredible illustrated Shahnameh that I reviewed earlier, Ahmad Sadri’s translation of the 1000 year old epic Read more…

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Shahnameh: The Stunning Epic of the Persian Kings

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi Publication: 2nd “black box” edition, WW Norton & Co | 2017 Other authors: Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila Canby. Where to buy: ► Cheapest options @ Book Depository or Amazon (US). ► A signed version is also available Read more…

Andrew Lang’s Original Rainbow Fairy Books

The first editions of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book series have the most gorgeous covers and spines, which likely contributed to their enormous popularity on release. This illustrated bibliography of his books includes photos of the covers of the first editions, which are courtesy of The Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington. If you’re interested Read more…

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tales

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Collection This essay is dedicated to what I would call a ‘loose’ collection of classic fairy tales by the Folio Society. The books were not officially released as part of a collection, but the size and binding designs are complementary, and most of the works Read more…

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Folio Society Lang’s Rainbow Fairy Books

Folio Society Complete Andrew Lang Fairy Book Collection Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist and literary critic. One of the greatest ironies of his life is that although he wrote for a living, and published many books of fiction and poetry, as well as articles on anthropology and history, Read more…

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Children’s Literature & Fairy Tales

Beautiful Children’s Books Links below to the illustrated bibliographies of stunning fairy tale collections, fascinating folk lore, and beautiful children’s book series. Folio Society Rainbow Fairy Books The Folio Society’s fantastic Fairy Book collection. Clothbound, with stunning original illustrations by contemporary artists. Click through to view…  Andrew Lang’s original fairy books  Read more…

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MinaLima’s Interactive Illustrated Classics Series

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima are the graphic design duo affectionately known as MinaLima. Best known for their design work on the Harry Potter franchise, they have also committed to producing a 12 volume series of interactive children’s classics in conjunction with Harper Design, and five of these volumes have Read more…

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Muller’s World Fairy Tales – The Complete List, Illustrated

A new page in my list of illustrated bibliographies has been added. The Frederick Muller’s World Fairy Tales Collections (also known as the ‘Folk and Fairy Tales’ series) were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The books contain some lovely tales from countries all around the world, Read more…