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Friday’s snapshot from the library …

October 24, 2014

I have a passion for alphabet books so when this one by Alice M Cook landed on my desk I was intrigued.  I know nothing about illustrator so I welcome any information.  Although the images are very like those of Mabel Lucie Attwell and very much of a time.  The colours are very lovely and the images do tell us a little of oriental culture at the late 19th century albeit stilted and rosy … my favourite is ‘T’ for the tea (ceremony)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2014 6:55 pm

    I’ve been admiring these lovely illustrations – that you for sharing. I hadn’t come across Alice M Cook before (at least not that I’d noticed particularly) so I dig a little digging on my own bookshelves and have put a view notes together on her work, which you might like to see:

    I’d be delighted if I could have your permission to copy your image to illustrate my notes.


    • October 25, 2014 7:13 pm

      Please do use these images .. and thank you for you kind and thoughtful comments

  2. October 26, 2014 10:04 am

    Thanks Helen! And I do apologise for my previous comment being so poorly typed. I’m glad you managed to make sense of it.

    • October 26, 2014 10:28 am

      No this was perfect … will look more closely at your blog with my other hat on in Special Collections at University of Reading.

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