According to legend, a resourceful bride won a stay of execution by captivating a sultan with a series of fantastic tales—and after 1,001 nights, the sultan could not bear to part with his storyteller. More than a thousand years later, readers continue to fall under the spell of the romantic ad... read more
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Alice Illustrated: 120 Images from the Classic Tales of Lewis Carroll by Jeff A. Menges, Barry Moser, Mark Burstein This original compilation features color and black-and-white interpretations of Wonderland by dozens of artists, including Rackham, Robinson, and original illustrator Tenniel. A commentary by editor Jeff Menges discusses the artists and their work.
Classic Arabian Nights Stained Glass Coloring Book by Peter Donahue Sixteen stained glass renderings are based on artwork by an all-star cast of Golden Age illustrators, including René Bull, Edmund Dulac, Charles Robinson, Milo Winter, and Maxfield Parrish.
The Art & Illustration of Walter Crane by Walter Crane, Jeff A. Menges Original collection of more than 100 images surveys Crane's best paintings and the first illustrations for children's books. Includes scenes from fairy and folk tales and classics by Shakespeare, Hawthorne, and Spenser.
The Arabian Nights by Rene Bull This elegant hardcover edition presents a colorful selection of popular tales. Twenty full-color and nearly 100 black-and-white images from the original in a distinctive new page design makes this volume an immediate heirloom for confirmed bibliophiles.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Edward J. Detmold, Maurice Detmold This grand hardcover facsimile of a rare 1908 edition portrays the stories' fantasy, magic, and myth in 16 full-color images, some in two-page spreads, reproduced from the original portfolios.
Women Illustrators of the Golden Age by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Unique anthology presents scores of color and black-and-white artworks by 22 of the best women illustrators of the early 20th century, including Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Jessie Willcox Smith.
Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish by Maxfield Parrish, Jeff A. Menges This original collection features Parrish's works from 1897 through the 1920s and includes art from The Arabian Nights and The Knave of Hearts, plus magazine and advertising imagery.
Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring" by Arthur Rackham, James Spero This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold, and The Valkyrie.
Willy Pogány Rediscovered by Willy Pogány, Jeff A. Menges More than 100 color and black-and-white Art Nouveau–style illustrations from fairy tales and adventure stories include scenes from Wagner's "Ring" cycle, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,Gulliver's Travels, and Faust.
An Edwardian Bestiary: 87 Color Plates by Maurice Detmold, Edward J. Detmold, Jeff A. Menges, Jeff A. Menges This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, Pictures from Birdland, to a 1925 edition of Arabian Nights. Other selections include curious creatures from Aesop's Fables and Fabre's Book of Insects.
The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders, Maxfield Parrish The talented wife of legendary editor Max Perkins teamed with one of the most popular illustrators of all time to create this unforgettable fable. Filled with 22 colorful images, this hardcover edition is a collector's classic to treasure.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie, Arthur Rackham Fifty full-color illustrations by a preeminent illustrator of children's literature enhance this stunning keepsake edition. The "prequel" to Neverland portrays a magical world in the heart of London.
Classic Children's Book Illustrations CD-ROM and Book by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Carefully selected from world famous childhood stories that date to the 19th century, 229 color and black-and-white drawings and paintings spotlight the glorious imaginations of Beatrix Potter, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, and many others.
Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure by Gustave Doré, Jeff A. Menges This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King,Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other sources.
Goble's Fairy Tale Illustrations: 86 Full-Color Plates by Warwick Goble, Jeff A. Menges Eighty-six stunning images depict scenes from Japanese, Bengali, and Italian folklore as well as the works of Shakespeare and Tennyson, plus familiar characters such as Cinderella and Puss in Boots.
Poe Illustrated by Jeff A. Menges More than 100 compelling illustrations, in brilliant color and crisp black-and-white, include scenes from "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Gold-Bug," and other stories and poems.
Doré's Dragons, Demons and Monsters by Gustave Doré Superb reproductions of illustrations for The Bible, Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, and other works, with brilliantly imaginative scenes dominated by fantastic creatures of land, sea, and air. 90 illustrations.
The Arthur Rackham Treasury: 86 Full-Color Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Jeff A. Menges A stunning treasury of 86 full-page plates span the famed English artist's career, from Rip Van Winkle (1905) to masterworks such as Undine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Wind in the Willows (1939).
Dulac's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color by Edmund Dulac, Jeff A. Menges These 55 masterworks by one of the most influential illustrators of children's books include exquisite images for "The Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "The Snow Queen," "The Real Princess," and other beguiling tales.
Art of Arthur Rackham: 24 Cards by Arthur Rackham, Jeff A. Menges Handsome reproductions from the Golden Age of book illustration include plates for The Romance of King Arthur, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Aesop's Fables. Captions.
Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Jeff A. Menges Fifty-five lovely plates, reproduced from rare, early editions, include scenes from Irish Fairy Tales, English Fairy Tales, Hansel and Gretel, Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother & Little Sister, and more.
Favorite Tales from the Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Richard F. Burton Six enchanting tales told by an Arabian princess to delay her execution: "Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman;" "Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp;" "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and 3 others.
Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King" by Gustave Doré 36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.
Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" by Gustave Doré All 50 of Doré's powerful illustrations for Milton's epic poem, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan. Appropriate quotes from the text are printed with each illustration.
The Doré Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Gustave Doré, S.T. Coleridge Doré's engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The full text is augmented by 38 plates of open seas, whirlpools, sea monsters, the ice of Antarctica, and more.
The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang Beautiful princesses, genies, and talking birds in 26 magical tales: "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "Sinbad the Sailor," "Noureddin and the Fair Persian," "Merchant of Bagdad," and more. 66 illustrations.
The Thousand Nights and One Night by Jan Pienkowski, David Walser This stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the classic Arabian Nights features silhouette and other art laced with brilliant color and metallic silver ornamentation. These interpretations charm the contemporary reader with flourishes of whimsy and insouciance. Available for sale in the United States only.
According to legend, a resourceful bride won a stay of execution by captivating a sultan with a series of fantastic tales—and after 1,001 nights, the sultan could not bear to part with his storyteller. More than a thousand years later, readers continue to fall under the spell of the romantic adventures known as the Arabian Nights. This original collection features rare and unusual illustrations inspired by the traditional tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and a host of other exotic characters. Spanning the decades between the 1890s and the 1920s, this volume draws upon images from the Golden Age of Illustration, when technological advances in printing led to a boom in the publication of artwork. Drawings and paintings by Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac, Charles Folkard, and other acclaimed artists of the era appear here, in more than 185 color and black-and-white illustrations with captions. Abounding in mystery and excitement, these scenes from the timeless tales of heroism will captivate all lovers of fantasy and fairy tales, as well as collectors of rare books and art and illustration enthusiasts.
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