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Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.

John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.

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Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.

John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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"What is the cause of your sorrow?" asked the princess gently.

Maria Louise Kirk, from The story of the Canterbury pilgrims, retold from Chaucer by F. J. Harvey  Darton, New York, 1914.

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"What is the cause of your sorrow?" asked the princess gently.

Maria Louise Kirk, from The story of the Canterbury pilgrims, retold from Chaucer by F. J. Harvey Darton, New York, 1914.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Kenneth threw himself suddenly upon Phillip.
(A Wedding Gift, by Leonard Outram)

From The Strand Magazine No. 26 (January to June 1893), London.

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Kenneth threw himself suddenly upon Phillip.
(A Wedding Gift, by Leonard Outram)

From The Strand Magazine No. 26 (January to June 1893), London.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Summer evening.

Artur Grottger, from Grottger, by Antoni Potocki, Lwów, 1907.

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Summer evening.

Artur Grottger, from Grottger, by Antoni Potocki, Lwów, 1907.

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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Dead indeed, and that’s why they keep coming back where no living could go.

Georges Picard (1857 - 1946), from Inès de las Sierras, by charles Nodier, Paris, 1894.

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Dead indeed, and that’s why they keep coming back where no living could go.

Georges Picard (1857 - 1946), from Inès de las Sierras, by charles Nodier, Paris, 1894.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
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And he gave them charge about the queen.

Byam Shaw, From Guinevere, by Alfred lord Tennyson,  London, 18??.

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And he gave them charge about the queen.

Byam Shaw, From Guinevere, by Alfred lord Tennyson, London, 18??.

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Friday, August 15, 2014
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Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle.

From Nursery rhymes, by Edward P Cogger, New york, 188?

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Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle.

From Nursery rhymes, by Edward P Cogger, New york, 188?

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

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Thursday, August 14, 2014