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Frontispiece from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin) and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle,  Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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Frontispiece from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin) and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Minnehaha.

Harrison Fisher, frontispiece from The song of Hiawatha, by  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,  Indianapolis, 1906.

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Minnehaha.

Harrison Fisher, frontispiece from The song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Indianapolis, 1906.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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K. Meadows, frontispiece from Lalla Rookh, an oriental romance, by  Thomas Moore, London, 1853.

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K. Meadows, frontispiece from Lalla Rookh, an oriental romance, by Thomas Moore, London, 1853.

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Friday, September 5, 2014
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Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.

William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by  William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

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Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.

William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

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Monday, August 25, 2014
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Harlequin—Pluto.

Adolphe Lalauze,  frontispiece from Arlequin—Pluton, by  Thomas-Simon Gueullette, Paris, 1879.

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Harlequin—Pluto.

Adolphe Lalauze, frontispiece from Arlequin—Pluton, by Thomas-Simon Gueullette, Paris, 1879.

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Saturday, August 23, 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.”

(Source: archive.org)

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Richard Doyle, frontispiece from The king of the Golden river, by  John Ruskin, Boston, 1885.

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Richard Doyle, frontispiece from The king of the Golden river, by John Ruskin, Boston, 1885.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by  Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014