Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration….more

Thackerayana (1875)

A remarkable compendium of more than six hundred doodles made by the nineteenth-century author William Makepeace Thackeray, depicting a huge range of subjects, from…more

The Funny Alphabet (ca.1850)

A delightful little alphabet book in which the letters are made up from acrobatically contorted bodies, and the accompanying text from often as equally contorted rh…more

The Baby’s Own Aesop (1908)

Walter Crane’s beautifully illustrated version of Aesop’s fables, shortened and put into limericks for the younger reader and first published in 1887….more

The Accidents of Youth (1819)

Through a series of short stories and wonderful engravings, this book is aimed at keeping young people out of trouble and “calculated to improve [their] moral condu…more