Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope your Holiday season has been off to a wonderful start! As a special gift, I'm posting Part 1 of my visual journey through a Rare Books Library of Children's books!! Enjoy:
So, this library has more than 130,000 books and periodicals in it's collection, so we got a sampling of some of the best and most interesting pieces:
A tiny "thumbnail" Bible:
A really old and AMAZING pop up book!!:
Peter Pan Portfolio of Arthur Rackham's illustrations!
Thought I'd include this video as well, to get a sense of the texture of working with this portfolio:
More from the collection:
I had never seen these illustrations for James and the Giant Peach, but I just fell in love with them:
Really old Red Riding Hood, I wish I could remember the dates!
This book was a collection of tons of illustrations from Randolph Caldecott, and there were just some of the most beautiful illustrations in here, every time I flipped to a random page I'd just find another wonderful image!