Inspirations

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club… Charles Dickens (1812-1870) London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-37 First edition PR4569 A1 1836 With the publication of his first novel, the Pickwick Papers, twenty-five year old Charles Dickens became famous overnight. It was published in monthly parts and the author supplied the installments as...

A FAIRY GARLAND, BEING FAIRY TALES… Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) London: Cassel & Company, Limited, 1928 PZ8 F1685 1928 A collection of fairy tales translated from French into English, including Charles Perrault’s “Puss ‘n Boots,” d’Aulnoy’s “The Blue Bird,” and Hamilton’s “Mayblossom.” Edmund Dulac was a French-born, British-naturalized magazine illustrator, book...