In that spirit, here are several Golden-Age-illustrated classic tales and fables currently in at the store.
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, illustrated by Harry Clarke: I love Clarke's work, more of which can be seen here. Bears many similarities to Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations. Delightfully beautiful and creepy.
|Hard to tell from the lighting here, but the cover is actually turquoise blue|
|"This man had the misfortune to have a blue beard"|
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (ed. Noel Daniel), in which each tale is illustrated by a different artist, including Golden Agers Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
|Silhouette by Elsa Dittman|
|The Twelve Dancing Princesses, colour illustration by Kay Nielsen|
|Sleeping Beauty: silhouettes by Dora Polster, colour illustration by Herbert Leupin|
The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales, retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, illustrated by Kay Nielsen: I am also a huge fan of Nielsen's work, more of which can also be found on 50 Watts!
These would surely make lovely gifts for a whole range of ages!