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The Art of the Australian Fairy

I’d like to introduce you to a collection of literary magical fairy beings of the sort that typically feature prominently in pan-European fairy tales but here are living in the Australian bush…

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Illustrators and Authors

Charles van Sandwyk Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone Errol le Cain Johan Egerkrans Tom Adams Angus McBride Sybille Schenker Golden Age Classics Ola Cohn Coming soon… Ruth Manning Sanders Trina Schart Hyman

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…

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: A Taschen vs Folio Society Comparison

Taschen Edition Folio Society Calla Editions For this post I’ll be focusing on a comparison between two of the loveliest editions of East of the Sun, West of the Moon with Kay Nielsen’s incomparable illustrations. I think these are some of the most exquisite illustrations in children’s literature of all time. First Read more…

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Collection

  This video reviews 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 are facsimiles of volumes that were released Read more…

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