Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Comtesse de Segur's enchanting fairy tale illustrations

With so many libraries and other sources scanning gorgeous old books and putting them online, one can come across myriad treasures in the digital domain. Below are the fruits of one delving session: images from a lavishly illustrated volume of stories by the Comtesse de Segur.
You'll find more fairy tale magic here, including Philip Pullman and Carol Ann Duffy's new retellings of the Brothers Grimm, The Macmillan First Nursery Collection, and Gregory Macguire's What the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy.


  1. these are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That last one, especially, looks like Roger Dean got together with Aubrey Beardsley.