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Background imageStories Collection: The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Cat that Walked by Himself
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF Walking by his wild lone through the Wet Wild Woods & waving his wild tail

Background imageStories Collection: Lear / Owl & Pussycat / C19

Lear / Owl & Pussycat / C19
The Owl & the Pussy-Cat went to sea, In a beautiful pea- green boat; They took some honey, & plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note

Background imageStories Collection: Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy

Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy
Advertisement in The Modern Boy magazine for the forthcoming series of stories written by Flying Officer W. E. Johns concerning the wartime adventures of Captain James Bigglesworth

Background imageStories Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageStories Collection: Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes

Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes
Twenty seven different stories from the Old Testament symbolised in one illustration by Pauline Baynes. How many can you spot? Key to characters and stories is on page 34 of Holly Leaves

Background imageStories Collection: Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover, Shadow out of Time

Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover, Shadow out of Time
THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME (H P Lovecraft) - Peaslee encounters the Great Race

Background imageStories Collection: Whistle and I ll Come 2

Whistle and I ll Come 2
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! The thing in Parkinss hotel room

Background imageStories Collection: Lear / Owl & Pussycat

Lear / Owl & Pussycat
THE OWL & THE PUSSY-CAT The Owl & the Pussy-Cat ask the Pig if he is willing to sell them his ring

Background imageStories Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageStories Collection: Katherine Mansfield 1

Katherine Mansfield 1
KATHERINE MANSFIELD New Zealand writer, known for her short stories; married Middleton Murry, became a follower of Gurdjieff

Background imageStories Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageStories Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City

Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City
HIDDEN CITY by Chesters Geier. Two spacemen spot a hidden circular city rising out of a crater on a seemingly deserted moon Date: 1947

Background imageStories Collection: Georgie Porgie

Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie - Kissed the girls and made them cry. When the boys came out to play - Georgie Porgie ran away

Background imageStories Collection: Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes
Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes, one of a series of four illustrations of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this case

Background imageStories Collection: The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes

The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes
Charming illustration showing a land populated by all the characters from Christmas plays and pantomimes including Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Robinson Crusoe

Background imageStories Collection: M. R. JAMES

M. R. JAMES
MONTAGUE RHODES JAMES Biblical scholar, and author of arguably the finest ghost stories ever written

Background imageStories Collection: Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes
Cinderella by Pauline Baynes, one of four illustration of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this instance, Cinderella is transformed by her fairy godmother into a dazzling princess while her

Background imageStories Collection: Guy de Maupassant, French writer

Guy de Maupassant, French writer
Guy de Maupassant ( Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant ), French writer of novels, short stories and poems

Background imageStories Collection: Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Cover design for the first instalment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by Charles Dickens. 1836

Background imageStories Collection: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book cover

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book cover
Front cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain featuring silhouettes. 1888

Background imageStories Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Cinderellas sisters arriving for the Ball in all their finery. Date: 1919

Background imageStories Collection: Monster Tsetse Fly, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

Monster Tsetse Fly, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
THE EGGS FROM TANGANYIKA - A warship is attacked by a monster tsetse fly Date: 1926

Background imageStories Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageStories Collection: Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton
Childrens author, Enid Blyton (1897-1968)

Background imageStories Collection: The Elephants Child

The Elephants Child
THE ELEPHANTs CHILD Kiplings tale of how the elephant got his trunk. A crocodile tugs at the elephants nose, and thus he develops a trunk!

Background imageStories Collection: Thrilling Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, Giant Ants

Thrilling Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, Giant Ants
HANDS ACROSS THE VOID - The giant ants of Titan help the Earth travellers against their enemies

Background imageStories Collection: Lear / Quangle-Wangle / C19

Lear / Quangle-Wangle / C19
THE QUANGLE WANGLEs HAT The Quangle Wangles 200ft. ornamented hat, on top of the Crumpetty Tree

Background imageStories Collection: Lear / Jumblies / Nonsense

Lear / Jumblies / Nonsense
THE JUMBLIES The Jumblies go to sea in a sieve on a stormy day

Background imageStories Collection: The Hut of Baba Yaga

The Hut of Baba Yaga
The Baba Yaga chases the girl in a pestle

Background imageStories Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty, pictured in a perfect pose as she sleeps for a hundred years after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel

Background imageStories Collection: Off to Fairyland by Muriel Dawson

Off to Fairyland by Muriel Dawson
A small child engrossed in a huge book of fairy tales

Background imageStories Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, in her beautiful gown, dancing with the Prince at the Ball. Date: 1919

Background imageStories Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, sitting in rags with a broom in her hand. Date: 1919

Background imageStories Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
An unsuccessful princely suitor tries to fight his way through the thicket of thorns surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slumbers

Background imageStories Collection: Advert, The Riviera Baby Carriage

Advert, The Riviera Baby Carriage, Great Portland Street, London Date: 1910

Background imageStories Collection: Title page, Grimm Brothers, collected tales

Title page, Grimm Brothers, collected tales
Title page, Childrens and Household Tales, collected by the Grimm Brothers. 19th century

Background imageStories Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning

Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning
THE 4-SIDED TRIANGLE, by William F Temple. A scientist clones the body of a young woman in his laboratory in this futuristic science fiction magazine cover 1939

Background imageStories Collection: Startling Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Science Island

Startling Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Science Island
SCIENCE ISLAND (Eando Binder)A cold-blooded Scientific Napoleon with the Brain of a Genius and a Body of Metal threatens to Dominate Mankind Date: 1939

Background imageStories Collection: Illustration, Sweetheart Roland

Illustration, Sweetheart Roland -- The Maiden fetched the magic wand, and then she took her stepsisters head. Date: 1909

Background imageStories Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imageStories Collection: Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens

Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens
THE THREE PLANETEERS, by Edmond Hamilton. Two green-headed aliens, fly a spacecraft whilst under fire from groups of humans with ray-guns Date: 1940

Background imageStories Collection: Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE

Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE
THE IONIAN CYCLE (William Tenn) A space traveller from Earth encounters some interesting fauna emerging from eggs, pods, shells or whatever. Date: 1948

Background imageStories Collection: The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre

The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre
Alice in Wonderland, performed on stage in 1918 at the Savoy Theatre, and starring Estelle Dudley as Alice, Adrienne Puret as the March Hare

Background imageStories Collection: Conquest of the Earth, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

Conquest of the Earth, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
THE CONQUEST OF THE EARTH - An invader from Andromeda describes his home Date: 1930

Background imageStories Collection: By Jove, Alien Entity, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

By Jove, Alien Entity, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
By Jove! - denizens of Ganymede, satellite of Jupiter Date: 1937

Background imageStories Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover, The Golden Planetoid

Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover, The Golden Planetoid
THE GOLDEN PLANETOID - A mysterious alien spacecraft lands in the Russian steppes Date: 1935

Background imageStories Collection: Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover

Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover
THE RED HELL OF JUPITER - The Planetary Explorers disintegrate the Rogans with the death tube Date: 1931

Background imageStories Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty turns a key in the lock of a door, where she is about to meet the wicked old fairy, whose spindle will prick her finger sending her, and the royal household



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