In my previous life as an antiquarian book and print dealer, I acquired a number of old, illustrated children’s books. I am now in the (long) process of sorting through my stock, to decide what to keep and what to finally move on – and in the process, I am coming across some favourite books that I have collected in this area of my own personal interest.
I thought you might enjoy looking at some of them, so I offer these images in an occasional series of flights back to a more innocent time. I am also including the text pages accompanying the illustrations, as you may wish to present them together.
These first images come from “The Rosie-Posie Book” published by Nelson in 1911, with Illustrations by Anne Anderson. Right-clicking on the pictures will give you a higher definition image which may be downloaded as my gift to you, for use in collage, art journaling etc. or just to frame for a child's bedrrom or playroom.
Fly back to simpler childhood days with me - Get out your scissors, art-journals, picture frames - Enjoy!
Oops - did Incy-wincy Spider sneak in from another page??