Illustrations by Kay Neilsen from the 1922 edition of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.” Every bit as gloriously romantic as the name . . . .

Illustration #1
Illustration #1
Illustration #2
Illustration #2
"And then she lay on a little green patch in the midst of the gloomy thick wood." Page 16. Illustration #3
“And then she lay on a little green patch in the midst of the gloomy thick wood.” Page 16. Illustration #3
Illustration #4
“And flitted away as far as they could from the Castle that lay East of the Sun and West of the Moon.” Page 27. Illustration #4.
Illustration #5.
Illustration #5.
Illustration #6.
“So the man gave him a pair of snowshoes.” Page 92. Illustration #6.

 

These are all in the public domain. They are a mere selection of what you can see here which is where they are takenĀ  from. https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon-illustrated-by-kay-nielsen-1922/ . A true treat. While searching for higher resolution versions I discovered that only the public domain review has taken the time to scan them and put them online. Enjoy!

Fairies that leap off the shelf and into your dreams. . .selected covers from Andrew Lang’s “colored” fairy tale books from the turn of the last century. Henry Justice Ford, illustrator (1860-1941).

Green Fairy Book. Published in 1892.
Green Fairy Book. Published in 1892. via pinterest.com.
Crimson Fairy Book. 1903.
Crimson Fairy Book. 1903. Image via http://ginandbird.tumblr.com/post/42896728024/cookedheads-via-beautiful-bindings
Violet Fairy Book. 1901.
Violet Fairy Book. 1901. via https://twitter.com/iulillylibrary/status/1006226910190493696.

All images in the public domain. . .. there are quite a few more for you to find via google but the resolution wasn’t high enough to use here. Enjoy!