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Arthur Rackham

Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was the author of more than thirty books, beginning in the 1880s, most of which were novels describing Anglo-Indian life during the British Raj. She moved to India with her husband in 1867 and lived there for twenty-two years. Steel had a strong interest in traditional Indian culture and folk tales, and was a contemporary of John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's father, with whom she worked to encourage local arts and crafts.Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) was one of the leading figures from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration. His ornate style used pen and ink, sometimes paired with subtle watercolours, and many of his books were published as de luxe limited editions. His reputation was founded after he illustrated Washington Irving's Rip van Winkle in 1905, followed by Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens for J. M. Barrie in 1906.

English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales

F. A. Steel
Macmillan Collector's Library
Macmillan Collector's Library

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high...

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