A Collection of Books illustrated by:
Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen,
Dugald Stewart Walker, Harry Clarke,
John Austen, Aubrey Beardsley,
Ronald Balfour, Virginia Sterrett,
Thomas Mackenzie, William Bradley
Supreme Line Artists of the Golden Age

The Disc comes in a beautiful handmade sleeve made from quality paper as shown in the Photo.

Line Artists of the Golden Age
Contained on the CD disc is a collection of out-of-print books whose pages have been scanned and compiled in PDF format. The books on the disc are illustrated by certain line artists of the Golden Age of Book Illustration, who despite whatever may have separated them individually, produced sublime illustrations which have many common traits. All of these artists borrowed from Eastern exemplars: Persian, Indian Chinese and Japanese etc. and, no doubt, from one another as well, whatever they could make use of and even employed exotic eastern conventions for depicting clouds and rocks which they juxtaposed with whatever they inherited from the Classical or Christian traditions.There were new frontiers, virgin paper and untried media to be explored by this new generation of productive secular artists who were now felt freer to use form for its own sake, to borrow unashamedly, and to put their talents to work illustrating non-christian and even pagan material: fairy tales, atavistic fantasies, myths and legends and popular foreign imports like the Arabian Nights and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam for an apparently avid readership.
The quality of reproduction both of text and artwork is variable in these books but, be that as it may, this writer believes that it is a hundred times more rewarding to have context for illustrations than to find the disembodied images in a search engine, looking anything but precious, and precious they are and should be, and were.
Where the acquisition of the original book proved difficult or where it seemed fitting to this writer, as in the case of Aubrey Weirdsley, some of the books are compilations of images only. A few illustrations from the books on the disc are shown below and and those images are to be considered a personal selection by this writer.
Books on the disc:
Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp illus. MacKenzie
Arabian Nights illus. Virginia Frances Sterrett
Dreamboats illus. Dugald Walker
Dreamer of Dreams illus. Edmund Dulac
East of the Sun and West of the Moon illus. Kay Nielsen
Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book of the Allied Nations illus. Edmund Dulac
Fairies I Have Met illus. Edmund Dulac
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illus. Kay Nielsen
Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen illus. Dugald Walker
Fringilla illus. William Bradley
Hamlet illus. John Austin
Hansel and Gretel illus. Kay Nielsen
In Powder and Crinolene illus. Kay Nielsen
Old French Fairy Tales illus. Virginia Frances Sterrett
Rainbow Gold, Poems Old And New illus. Dugald Walker
Red Magic illus. Kay Nielsen
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illus. Edmund Dulac
Sindbad the Sailor illus. Edmund Dulac
Snythergen illus. Dugald Walker
Stories from Hans Christian Andersen illus. Edmund Dulac
Stories from the Arabian Nights 1907 illus. Edmund Dulac
Stories from the Arabian Nights 1911 illus. Edmund Dulac
Tales of Passed Time illus. John Austin
Tanglewood Tales illus. Edmund Dulac
Tanglewood Tales illus. Virginia Frances Sterrett
The Arabian Nights illus. Kay Nielsen
The Art of Aubrey Beardsley
The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter illus. Dugald Walker
The Boy who Knew what the Birds Said illus. Dugald Walker
The Children who Followed the Piper illus. Dugald Walker
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illus. Harry Clarke
The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes illus. Dugald Walker
The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley
The Peacock and the Wishing Fairy illus. Dugald Walker
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illus. Ronald Balfour
The Sleeping Beauty illus. Edmund Dulac
The Tempest illus. Edmund Dulac
The Year's at the Spring illus. Harry Clarke

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