These are probably the most gorgeous pieces of book-related design and illustration in the fairy tale book universe. You will find yourself squirming with delight and bittersweet confusion.
In Powder & Crinoline, Kay Nielsen written by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, illustrated by
Twelve Dancing Princesses – Don’t Drink! I would rather marry a gardener!
Twelve Princesses on the Way to the Dance
Felicia Curtsied before the Queen
A look, a kiss – The Inconstant Prince
, illustrated by Kay Nielsen East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales From the North
At Rest in the Dark Wood
The King went into the Castle, and at first his Queen didn’t know him, he was so wan and thin, through wandering so far and being so woeful.
He took a long, long farewell of the Princess, and when he got out of the Giant’s door, there stood the Wolf waiting for him.
, written by Comtesse De Segur, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett Old French Fairy Tales
They walked side by side
Blondine and the Tortoise
Good Little Henry – What are you seeking?
Dreamer of Dreams, written by Marie, Queen Marie of Romania, illustrated by Edmund Dulac
Dreamer of Dreams: Glistening White
A circle of mist seemed to be settling around them
, written by Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrated by Virginia Lee Persephone
Persephone is plucked from a flower-filled field, carried off to the Underworld by Hades.
Persephone’s mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow.
, written and illustrated by The Swamp Ladies of Estonia (Panga-Rehe Jutud)
, written by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Vladyslav Yerko The Snow Queen
Old, Old Fairy Tales, illustrated by Anne Anderson
Beauty and the Beast
The Frog prince at the Pool
The Princess , written by Ursula Jones, illustrated by Sarah Gibbs Who Had No Fortune
L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Lorena Alvarez , written by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
, written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Ridell The Sleeper and The Spindle