Monday, January 19, 2009

Vintage Children's Book Illustrations - The Olive Fairy Book



"In a part of Arabia where groves of palms and sweet-scented flowers give the traveller rest after toilsome journeys under burning skies, there reigned a young king whose name was Lino." From The Blue Parrot.

The Olive Fairy Book, with eight color plates by Henry J. Ford, can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg.

3 comments:

Posh And Trendy Back to Basics said...

Oh dear.. I love fairy tales.. I just finished reading King Arthur for the umteenth time :)

Lydia said...

The irony of this is I signed up last year for a subscription to Easton Press's printing of Lang's entire Fairy collection--leatherbound, gold pages, the works. They're beautiful and worth every penny, but the idea that I can just download them is FUNNY.

Shay said...

Lydia, your lesson was a lot more expensive than mine, I paid for a reprint of a French tatting book that is available for free online at the Antique Pattern Library :-(