Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Who Killed Cock Robin?," Part 2

The other day I was enthusing about Franciszka Themerson's graphics for the old nursery rhyme "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Here are some exquisite illustrations of the tale from a late-19th-century children's book, preceded by the title page.
The colors and the artistry are just amazing! Many, many thanks to the folks at illuminated-books.com for sharing the beauties of this and many other antique book collectibles online.




What is the most beautifully illustrated children's book you own? I am partial to Edmund Dulac...

2 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I will always go with my childhood favorite, Where the Wild Things Are.

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  2. Found who killed cock robin in the evolution of physics Albert Einstein Leopold Infeld electrostatic

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