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Antique and vintage prints of literature and poetry, famous books, stories, children's books, etc.

Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes

Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra

Original copperplate engravings
over 265 years old from
The Life and Exploits Of the ingenious gentleman DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA
Translated from the original Spanish of Cervantes
by Charles Jarvis [more correctly, Jervas]
Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand
and R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London, 1742

See also William Hogarth Don Quixote prints here

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Bleak House

David Copperfield

Dombey & Son

Little Dorrit

Martin Chuzzlewit

Nicholas Nickleby

Our Mutual Friend

Pickwick Papers

Character Sketches from Charles Dickens Portrayed by Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke)
Some Well-Known Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens Illustrations by Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke)

 

The Works of Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

The Works of Alexandre Dumas
(Nine volumes, 1893)

Vol. 1: The Count of Monte Cristo

Vol. 2: The Three Musketeers

Vol. 3: The Vicomte de Bragelonne, PART1

Vol. 4: The Vicomte de Bragelonne, PART 2

Vol. 5: Marguerite de Valois and Chicot, the Jester

Vol. 6: The Forty-five Guardsmen, The Conspirators, and The Regent's Daughter

Vol. 7: The Memoirs of a Physician

Vol. 8: The Queen's Necklace and Taking the Bastille

Vol. 9: The Countess de Charney and The Chevalier de Maison Rouge

William Shakespeare

Prints of Shakespearean Scenes from
Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare
J. & J. Boydell, London: 1803
(original publisher)
Shearjashub Spooner, New York: 1852
(restorer and republisher)

 

The Dramatic Works of William Shakspere [sic] 1848
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (1850)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare...

James Orchard Halliwell
London & New York, 1850

The Works of Shakespeare, circa 1860-1870
The Works of Shakspere [sic] [Shakespeare]

Charles Knight, editor
circa 1860-1870
Shakespeare plays and sonnets Shakespeare plays

miscellaneous sources
Finden's Gallery of the Graces, 1837

Finden's Gallery of the Graces

1837

the Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay 1866
The Library Shakespeare

The Library Shakespeare

Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank and Robert Dudley

London, circa 1870s-1880s

A Book of Old Ballads (1934)

A Book of Old Ballads
Beverley Nichols, Editor
Henry Matthew Brock, Illustrator
(1934)

Illustrations of old ballads
that define the British spirit

Arthur Rackham prints from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
J.M Barrie, author
Arthur Rackham, illustrator

Rackham illustrations

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme illustrations by Ruth E. Newman

Mother Goose nursery rhymes
Illustrations by Ruth E. Newton

(1943)

Mother Goose

Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of Mother Goose

Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of Mother Goose
Illustrations by Berta Hader

(1944)

Mother Goose

Nursery rhyme illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky 1945

Nursery rhyme illustrations
Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky

(1945)

Nursery rhyme illustrations

Mother Goose Nursery Pictures 1957

Mother Goose Nursery Pictures
Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard

(1957)

Mother Goose Nursery Pictures

Children's book illustrations of animals (1940s)

Children's book animal illustrations

Unknown publication (circa 1940s)

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