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Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was a Danish illustrator of the golden age of illustration. He was influenced by Japanese art and the Swedish fairy tale illustrator John Bauer and contributed to the Art Nouveau movement. His illustrations are bold, and vibrant - often reproduced by a 4-colour process which set him apart from his contemporaries who typically used a 3-colour process. His art is characterised by long, swooping lines, open spaces and a certain macabre quality and his ephemeral illustrations are intricately inventive, flirting with implausibility. The shift in taste from fantasy to realism after WWII meant that Nielsen did not retain his pre-war popularity. However, interest in his exquisite illustrations has since been revived, and they now command a high price in today's art world. read more

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The old, old favourites, Cinderella, Bluebeard, Thumbelina and Beauty and the Beast appear here clothed by the beautiful, delicate... illustrations of Jennie Harbour, in both colour and black and white. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: Very little about Jenny Harbour is known other than that she published briefly in the 1920s and provided illustrations for Raphael Tuck, a renowned printer of illustrated postcards. Vibrant colours and Art Deco patterns full of energy and emotion characterise Harbour's work. Her postcards and illustrated books are now valuable collectors' items. read more

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'The Jungle Book' - Rudyard Kipling's 1894 collection of short stories, first published in magazines between 1893 and 1894. The ta...les of this volume represent fables featuring anthropomorphic animals that convey various moral messages. The most famous stories include 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the tale of a brave mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the story of a young elephant-handler. This timeless collection is further refined by the beautiful original illustrations of John Lockwood Kipling. It would make for ideal bedtime reading and is well deserving of a place on the family bookshelf. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children's stories. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of a modern readership. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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$37.99

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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'The Story of Bluebeard' is taken from the Perrault original, and illustrated with pictures and ornaments by Joseph E. Southall. P...errault (1628-1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children's stories into the literary mainstream, proving to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The tale of 'Bluebeard' has stood the test of time; enchanting readers with its other-worldly combination of horror and fairy-tale-ending. The text is accompanied and surrounded by the wonderful black-and-white illustrations of Southall (1861-1944) who was heavily associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement; one of the last outposts of romanticism in the visual arts. Southall's masterful creations serve to further refine and enhance Perrault's magical story - making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated by both young and old alike. read more

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Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled exc...ellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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Volume four of the Children's Treasure Book containing Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe. The book is illustrated in co...lour and black and white by F. N. J. Moody and others. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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'Raggedy Ann and the Laughing Brook' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist a...nd political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose – charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. This book forms part of our ‘Pook Press’ imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children’s literature. We are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork. read more

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This Children's book of stories is a compilation of some of the best fairy-tales in the world. They are selected and arranged by P...enrhyn W. Coussens, editor of 'Poems Children Love' who also provides an insightful introduction. The stories include some of Charles Perrault's finest tales; 'Bluebeard', 'Cinderella' and 'Puss in Boots', those of Hans Christian Anderson such as 'The Fir Tree', Mme. D'Aulnoy's classic 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' together with the Grimm Brother's 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' and 'Rumplestiltskin.' Much older stories, such as those from Aesop's Fables are also encompassed. All of these wonderful tales are accompanied by colour illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935). She was a much celebrated American illustrator during the 'Golden Age of Illustration' and an incredibly prolific contributor to well respected books and magazines; a pioneering woman in the male-dominated world of fine-art. The fairy-tales are presented in their original translations, alongside Willcox Smith's beautiful images. read more

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Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. Pook Press are working to repu...blish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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This book, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - with Arthur Rackham illustrations' forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrat...ing the golden age of illustration in children's literature. 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898) - better known by his pen name, 'Lewis Carroll'. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. The book plays at the heart of logical problems and literary nonsense - giving the narrative lasting popularity with adults and children alike. The story is accompanied by a series of dazzling, full colour, Arthur Rackham illustrations (1867 - 1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham's artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. In this text, he portrays a wonderland which could disturb as often as it enchanted; a dark place depicted in dark hues of brown, greens and greys - giving a beautiful and ethereal nature to Alice's imaginary realm. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Carroll's masterful storytelling. read more

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This charming collection of poems written by Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) is written on a theme of nature and harvest, with the gre...ater part of the collection being poems in homage to varieties of orchard fruits. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: About the Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$23.99

This book contains Rudyard Kipling's 1902 collection of short stories, Just So Stories. These fantastically imaginative origin sto...ries are amongst the best known of Kipling's works, and offer entertaining explanations as to how various animals came into being. This wonderful collection would make for ideal bedtime reading, and is well deserving of a place on every family bookshelf. Tales include: 'How the Whale got His Throat', 'How the Camel Got His Hump', 'How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin', 'How the Leopard Got His Spots', 'The Elephant's Child', 'The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo', 'The Beginning of the Armadillos', 'How the First Letter was Written', and more. These tales are also illustrated in black and white by Rudyard Kipling himself. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children's stories. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of a modern readership. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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In the second part of Margaret Armour’s translation of Richard Wagner’s best-known work ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’, the last two o...pera’s in the cycle, ‘Siegfried’ and ‘The Twilight of the Gods’, are reproduced here with colour plates by Arthur Rackham. ‘Siegfried’, the third of the four operas, is primarily inspired by the story of the legendary hero Sigurd in Norse mythology. A man without fear, he attempts to learn it. This narrative is followed by the finale, ‘Götterdämmerung’ – the title of which is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase ‘Ragnarök’, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. The book contains a series of dazzling colour and black-and-white illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Richard Wagner’s enthralling operatic cycle. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. "A Rackham illustrated book may be the singularly best way to go about Wagner uptake. Fun." - Good Reads read more

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Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an ...American artist and political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight once again. read more

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In the second part of Margaret Armour's translation of possibly Wagner's best-known work 'The Ring of the Nibelung', the last two ...opera's in the cycle, 'Siegfried' and 'The Twilight of the Gods', are reproduced with colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Rackham's hauntingly dark illustrations, are perfectly suited to the drama - an epic story that charts the struggles of gods, heroes and mythical creatures loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ is a collection of Nordic and Norwegian folklore, edited and collated by Peter Christen Asb...jørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. The two men were so closely united in their lives’ work that their folk tale anthologies are commonly mentioned only as ‘Asbjørnsen and Moe.’ This volume contains the classic ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, alongside other lesser-known stories such as ‘The Three Princesses of Whiteland’, ‘The Widow’s Son’, and ‘The Cat on the Dovrefell’. The stories of ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ are accompanied by the dazzling colour and black and white illustrations of Kay Nielsen (1886 – 1957). Nielsen was a Danish artist belonging to the golden age of illustration. He was influenced by Japanese art and the Swedish folklore – becoming a crucial participant in the Art Nouveaux movement. His art is characterised by long, swooping lines, open spaces and a certain macabre, yet ephemeral quality. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate the Asbjørnsen and Moe’s masterful storytelling. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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The Magical Land of Noom' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist and politica...l cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. Gruelle is best known for his 'Raggedy Ann Series', which chart the adventures of a little doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. This particular story does not feature Raggedy Ann, but it tells the tale of Johnny and Janey, two children who escape from their backyard and fly away to the moon - having many strange encounters, and even more great adventures in the process. With a flying machine built of wooden spoons and old boards, they discover an enchanted kingdom on the 'dark side of the moon', which at first appears as paradise. With the arrival of a wicked magician, the plot thickens, and the two children's lives are never the same again. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more

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The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland' forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in childre...n's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. The 'Illustrated Alice' presents work from the masters of the 'Golden Age of Illustration', including over 200 illustrations from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Gwynedd M. Hudson, John Tenniel, W. Heath Robinson, Milo Winter and many more. The sheer variety of artistic responses to Charles Dodgson's story is truly fascinating; attesting to the skill of the author, and the pleasure the tale has brought to its readers. From character to character, scene to scene, there is always something new to discover. 'Alice in Wonderland' is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898), better known by his pen name, 'Lewis Carroll'. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It has since inspired a whole generation of artists - whose many and varied responses to this 'nonsense narrative' are truly inspiring. We hope you enjoy the journey. read more

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898) – better known by his pen name, ...‘Lewis Carroll’. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. The book plays at the heart of logical problems and literary nonsense – giving the narrative lasting popularity with adults and children alike. The story is accompanied by a series of dazzling, full colour, Arthur Rackham illustrations (1867 – 1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. In this text, he portrays a wonderland which could disturb as often as it enchanted; a dark place depicted in dark hues of brown, greens and greys – giving a beautiful and ethereal nature to Alice’s imaginary realm. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Carroll’s masterful storytelling. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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$40.99

This book contains Rudyard Kipling's 1902 collection of short stories, 'Just So Stories'. These fantastically imaginative origin s...tories are amongst the best known of Kipling's works, and offer entertaining explanations as to how various animals came into being. This wonderful collection would make for ideal bedtime reading, and is well deserving of a place on every family bookshelf. Contents include: 'How the Whale got His Throat', 'How the Camel Got His Hump', 'How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin', 'How the Leopard Got His Spots', 'The Elephant's Child', 'The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo', 'The Beginning of the Armadillos', 'How the First Letter was Written', and more. These wonderful tales are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Joseph M. Gleeson. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children's stories. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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This wonderful book is the second of two volumes of old Persian tales. These 28 tales originate from the province Bakhtiārī, Iran ...and are beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings and many coloured plates by Hilda Roberts. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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$19.99 $16.33

'Beloved Belindy' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, forming part of 'The Raggedy Ann Series.' Gruelle (1880 - 1930), w...as an American artist and political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. This particular text, focused on the adventures of Beloved Belindy, provides entertainment as well as moral lessons for young audiences; to be kind to those you meet, to always be generous, and to help those that need it. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more

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Undine is a fairy-tale novella, written by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777 – 1843). A true classic of the genre, it tells the s...tory of Undine (a water spirit), who marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has subsequently been translated into English and many other languages. It was immensely popular on its initial publication in the nineteenth century, with The Times in 1843 describing it as ‘a book which, of all others, if you ask for it at a foreign library, you are sure to find engaged’. This popularity has continued into the present day, with the novella since inspiring numerous adaptations and off-shoots. The book further contains a series of dazzling colour illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text of ‘Undine’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s enthralling narrative. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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This book 'Aesop's Fables' presents a vast collection of entertaining stories with thought-provoking morals along with Rackham's b...eautifully imaginative and humourous illustrations. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the author: Aesop (c. 620-560BC) is famous for his Fables which are still used as the basis of many children's plays and cartoons and to teach moral lessons today. He was born in Greece and little is known about his life except that he was a slave of Ladmon of Samos who received his freedom. Aesop probably did not personally commit his fables to the page but rather later eminent Greeks such as Socrates recorded them. About the Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$32.99

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: Milo Winter (1888-1956) was an American illustrator of the Golden Age, who illustrated dozens of books throughout the 1910s, 20s and 30s and served as the art director of the Childcraft series. He was a master of animal drawings, which he could render anatomically accurate to the last detail. read more

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Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is one of his finest, and most sought after works of illustration. Originally publis...hed in 1908, his Shakespearean fairies are some of his best-known work, with his ‘gnarled trees and droves of fairies, representing the visual reality of the Dream for thousands of readers… here, he excelled especially in landscape, and in reconciling dream and reality, giving himself to the luxury of rich detail with a rare generosity.’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare’s lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare’s most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), was one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine this classic works. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

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$36.99 $15.71

A brilliant collection of 32 classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated with the charming colour plates and black ...and white drawings of Rie Cramer. Tales include The Wild Swans, The Little Sea Maid, The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, Little Ida's Flowers, Emperor's New Clothes, The Hardy Tin Soldier and many more. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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$20.99

Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. Pook Press are working to repu...blish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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$22.99

Lewis Carroll's enduring favourite 'Alice in Wonderland' has been adapted by F H Lee and illustrated with the endearing black and ...white drawings of Honor C Appleton. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951) was known for her delicate watercolour illustrations influenced by Kate Greenaway and Arthur Rackham. She illustrated more than 100 children's books during her career including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and Black Beauty but it was for her editions of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and her illustrations of Josephine in H. C. Craddock's series that she received most universal acclaim. read more

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$33.99

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$20.99

The Allies' Fairy Book contains a selection of traditional fairy tales from the allied countries participating in World War I. Its... stories include; 'Jack the Giant Killer' (English); 'The Battle of the Birds' (Scottish); 'Lludd and Llevelys' (Welsh); 'Gulesh' (Irish); 'The Sleeping Beauty (French); 'Cesarino and the Dragon' (Italian); 'What came of picking flowers' (Portuguese); 'The Adventures of Little Peachling', 'The Fox's Wedding' and 'The Tongue-Cut Sparrow' (Japanese); 'Frost' (Russian); 'The Golden Apple-Tree and the Nine Peahens' (Serbian); and 'The Last Adventure of Thyl Ulenspiegel' (Belgian). The tales are illustrated with Arthur Rackham's beautiful colour plates and monotone drawings. read more

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$28.99

This book forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature. 'The Wind i...n the Willows' is a true classic of Children's literature, penned by Kenneth Grahame and first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a traditional bucolic version of the English Thames valley - a novel notable for its adventure, mysticism, morality and unceasing camaraderie. This text contains an introduction by A. A. Milne, the famed author of 'Whinnie the Pooh' and various other Children's poems. It is also accompanied by a series of dazzling colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration, which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the first world war, Rackham's artistry still delights both young and old over a century later. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine Grahame's masterful storytelling. read more

Pook Press
$21.95

‘The Wind in the Willows’ is a true classic of Children’s literature. It was penned by Kenneth Grahame (1859 – 1932) and first pub...lished in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a traditional bucolic version of the English Thames valley. ‘The Wind in the Willows’ is a novel notable for its adventure, mysticism, morality and unceasing camaraderie; loved and appreciated more than a century after its initial publication. This text contains an introduction by A. A. Milne, the famed author of ‘Whinnie the Pooh’ and various other Children’s poems. It is also accompanied by a series of dazzling colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique stule, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text of ‘Wind in the Willows’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Grahame’s masterful storytelling. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

Pook Press
$23.99

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$17.99

This book was originally published in 1932. It contains a collection of animal stories by Rudyard Kipling along with many black an...d white illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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$14.99

Volume one of the Children's Treasure Book is Swift's classic tale of Gulliver's Travels in Lilliput, pictured with charming illus...trations by D. C. Eules. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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$19.99

'Raggedy Ann and the Golden Butterfly' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist... and political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more

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$22.99

The Story of Bluebeard' is taken from the Perrault original, and illustrated with pictures and ornaments by Joseph E. Southall. Pe...rrault (1628-1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children's stories into the literary mainstream, proving to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The tale of 'Bluebeard' has stood the test of time; enchanting readers with its other-worldly combination of horror and fairy-tale-ending. The text is accompanied and surrounded by the wonderful black-and-white illustrations of Southall (1861-1944) who was heavily associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement; one of the last outposts of romanticism in the visual arts. Southall's masterful creations serve to further refine and enhance Perrault's magical story - making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated by both young and old alike. read more

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$32.99

This books sets out to teach children how to be successful gardeners. The chapters include: The Situation and Soil, Annuals, Hardy... Perennials, Bedding Plants, Rock and Wall Gardens, Difficult and Shady Gardens, Fruit and Vegetables, A Calendar of Work and much more. The book contains beautiful colour plates by Winifred Cayley-Robinson. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

Pook Press
$17.99

Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. Pook Press are working to repu...blish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

Pook Press
$17.99

Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. Pook Press are working to repu...blish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

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The Grimm brother's famous anthology of fairy tales is here accompanied by Anderson's beautiful illustrations. Delicate black and ...white text drawings and full page colour plates are full of emotion and charm. About the Illustrator: Anne Anderson (1874-c.1940) was a Scottish illustrator chiefly noted for her Art Nouveau children's book illustrations that display fluidity typical of the movement. Characteristic of her work are decorative and lightly drawn or painted illustrations of neatly dressed children, neatly dressed with pear-shaped faces. Anderson's work has been compared to that of Jessie M. King, a contemporary. About the Authors: Jacob (1875-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were academics who spent years researching and documenting folk tales. They are arguably best known for their collection Children's and Household Tales published in 1812, which later became known as Grimm's Fairy Tales, and contained some of today's most celebrated fairy stories, such as Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more

Pook Press
$29.99

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$23.99

This wonderful book is the first of two volumes of old Persian tales originating from the province Kerman, Iran. It consists of 30... tales which are beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings and many coloured plates by Hilda Roberts. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more

Pook Press
$21.99

Originally published in 1919, this books contains a collection of traditional tales from the British Isles beautifully illustrated... by Arthur Rackham. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. We are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more

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$8.95

'Raggedy Andy Goes Sailing' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist and politi...cal cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. This text forms part of 'The Raggedy Andy Stories', a sequel to original 'Raggedy Ann Series.' Raggedy Andy was actually Raggedy Anne's brother, who (unlike his sister who was always attired in a dress and pinafore), dressed in a smart sailor suit and hat. Gruelle initially created the books for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more