Droller Collection

Adventures of Uncle Wiggily
Garis, Howard

Generations of children and adults have thrilled to the adventures of Uncle Wiggily Longears, the gentleman rabbit. These heartwarming tales from a century ago recount Uncle Wiggily's devotion to helping children and animalsand himselfout of perilous scrapes. The wise old rabbit saves the day, using a combination of wit, sincerity, positive thinking, and other timeless virtues.
This beautiful keepsake edition features 19 of Uncle Wiggily's most popular exploits, all accompanied by vivid colorful versions of the original illustrations. The two-color images have been given new life with wonderfully vibrant tones that add to the fun of Uncle Wiggily's adventures. Join the old gentleman rabbit's family circleincluding Sammie and Susie Littletail, the bunny children; the puppies Jackie and Peetie Bow-Wow; and Billie and Johnnie Bushytail, the squirrel boysfor fun in their forest home. And when Dr. Possum advises Uncle Wiggily to travel, you, too, can come along to discover other fields and forests and meet new friends."

Item No. 9780486460284
$12.95
Aesop's Fables
Arthur Rackham
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs! These simple allegories abounding in paradoxes, ambiguities, and ironies embody great truths. Attributed to a legendary storyteller of ancient Greece, they speak to readers and listeners of all ages andcultures.
This enchanting edition of Aesop's morality tales features illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Histhirteen full-color andfifty-three black-and-white images lend aperfect blend of humor and romanticism to the timeless fables. An illuminating Introduction by G. K. Chesterton complements V. S. Vernon Jones's sprightly, concise, and idiomatic translation."
Item No. 9780486472546
$17.99
Alice in Wonderland Postcard Set

Twelve postcard reproductions of episodes from the childhood classic range from John Tenniel's familiar illustrations, which appeared in theoriginal edition of1865, to images from 1907 versions by Arthur Rackham andCharles Robinson and subsequent interpretations by Mabel Lucie Attwell (1910), Charles Folkard (1921), Milo Winter (1934), and other artists."

Item No. 9780486488844
$6.95
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis
Generations of children have fallen down the rabbit hole with the little girl in the pinafore, to return again and again to Wonderland. Translated into more than one hundred languages, this captivating fantasy has enchanted readers of all ages around the world. This new edition of Alice's adventures offers a fresh look at the time-honored tale, featuring an abundance of exuberant illustrations in the elegant style of Art Nouveau.
Willy Pogany, a prolific Hungarian-born artist best known for his illustrations of classic myths and legends, created these striking drawings in 1929. Pogany's intricate black-and-white images retain the story's playful spirit while injecting a zesty modern air to depictions of the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and other fantastical characters. This restoration of Pogany's long out-of-print illustrations offers a fine introduction to a classic tale, as well as splendid addition to the collections of those already acquainted with Alice's adventures. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative."
Item No. 9780486470481
$6.99
Arabian Nights Illustrated

According to legend, a resourceful bride won a stay of execution by captivating a sultan with a series of fantastic tales--and after 1,001 nights, the sultan could not bear to part with his storyteller. More than a thousand years later, readers continue to fall under the spell of the romantic adventures known as the "Arabian Nights." This original collection features rare and unusual illustrations inspired by the traditional tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and a host of other exotic characters.
Spanning the decades between the 1890s and the 1920s, this volume draws upon images from the Golden Age of Illustration, when technological advances in printing led to a boom in the publication of artwork. Drawings and paintings by Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac, Charles Folkard, and other acclaimed artists of the era appear here, in more than 185 color and black-and-white illustrations with captions. Abounding in mystery and excitement, these scenes from the timeless tales of heroism will captivate all lovers of fantasy and fairy tales, as well as collectors of rare books and art and illustration enthusiasts.

Item No. 9780486465227
$16.95
Arthur Rackham Treasury
Rackham, Arthur

This stunning treasury features full-page plates of the finest works by the famed English artist, Arthur Rackham (1867 1939). A leading figure in the early twentieth century's Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham interpreted scenes from such diverse material as fairy tales, Wagnerian opera, and Shakespearean comedy. His memorable images, which combine whimsy, romance, and sophistication, continue to enchant children and adults alike.
Magnificently reprinted from more than 25 rare early editions, these 86 illustrations were selected from hundreds of possibilities and include many plates that have not been reproduced in decades. They span Rackham's career from his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to masterworks such as Undine and A Midsummer Night's Dream and his final publication, Wind in the Willows, in 1939. Art lovers, book collectors, and anyone with an appreciation for imaginative visual storytelling will prize this marvelous treasury."

Item No. 9780486446851
$14.95
Bumble-Ardy
Sendak, Maurice

Since the publication of his classic Outside Over There in 1981, Maurice Sendak s book illustrations have focused on interpreting the texts of such authors as James Marshall, Tony Kushner, Wilhelm Grimm, Ruth Krauss, Herman Melville, and Mother Goose. And beginning in 1980, with his sets and costumes for The Magic Flute, Sendak launched a busy second career as the designer of stage productions of opera and ballet. Now comes Bumble-Ardy, the first book he has written as well as illustrated in thirty years.

Bumble-Ardy has evolved from an animated segment for Sesame Street to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.

In this highly anticipated picture book, Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child."

Item No. 9780062051981
$17.95
English Fairy Tales
Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham is the most popular of all of Calla Editions' featured illustrators. As the preeminent British illustrator of the 20th century, his work is impressive in both quantity and quality. This is a follow-up to Calla's Grimm's Fairy Tales, and is profusely illustrated with some of Rackham's most accomplished black-and-white work, including many silhouettes. With 16 full-page color plates as well. Over 40 beloved tales, including "Tattercoats," "Jack the Giant Killer," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Dick Whittington," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Childe Rowland," and "The Black Bull of Norroway." This Calla Edition features new typography and design elements to make this a must-have for all fans of Rackham's art.

Item No. 9781606600184
$40.00
Goble's Fairy Tale Illustrations
Goble, Warwick
At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a rage for colorfully illustrated books especially fairy tales and fantasy adventures. English artist Warwick Goble (1862 1943), an expert in watercolor techniques, was among the era's premier illustrators. This one-of-a-kind collection gathers the best of his fairy tale imagery, featuring eighty-six visions of memorable scenes from timeless folk tales.
The international array of illustrations begins with Charles Kingsley's "The Water-Babies, " followed by pictures from Grace James's "Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, "as well as "Folk-Tales of Bengal "and" "the Italian "Stories from the Pentamerone"."" Images inspired by "The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew" include such familiar characters as Little Red-Riding-Hood, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots. The collection concludes with imaginative depictions from "The Book of Fairy Poetry, " including scenes from Shakespeare's fairy classics, "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream, " along with works by Milton, Tennyson, and other poets. Readers of all ages will cherish this unique book and its splendid combination of art and literature."
Item No. 9780486465210
$15.95
Goblin Market
Christina Rossetti & Arthur Rackham

This lovely gift edition of Christina Rossetti's most famous poem will enchant readers of all ages. For children, the story offers a captivating adventure into a land of fantasy. For adults, it's a lyric and sensual allegory of temptation, sacrifice, and salvation. Arthur Rackham, a peerless illustrator of fairy tales and supernatural creatures, portrays the poem's otherworldly attractions infour color and 20 black-and-white images plus a reproduction of a rare watercolor."

Item No. 9780486477428
$20.00
Golden Age Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson
Robinson, William Heath

Advances in technology are often accompanied by a flowering of creative expression, and the turn of the twentieth century witnessed exactly such union of art and commerce. The Golden Age of Illustration arose from improvements in printing techniques that introduced a sudden explosion of color in books and magazines. English artist William Heath Robinson (1872 1944) ranks among the era's most prominent illustrators, and this original anthology presents more than 100 of his Art Nouveau-inspired images, many of them in glorious full color.
Edited and with an Introduction by Jeff A. Menges, an expert on Golden Age illustrators, this compilation is the first full-scale treatment of works from the early years of Robinson's long and prolific career. Featuring illustrations inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault and the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and Rudyard Kipling, these illustrations include scenes from Shakespeare, Rabelais, and Chaucer. Examples from Robinson's original stories, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin and Bill the Minder, convey the artist s characteristic humor. Readers of all ages, especially those interested in book illustration, will rejoice in this sumptuous collection of Golden Age art."

Item No. 9780486497938
$19.95
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Brett, Jan
Jan Brett's richly illustrated take on a classic tale it'sjust right!
Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named Goldilocks, who made herself quite at home in the house of the three bears. Jan Brett's lavish illustrations for this classic tale, full of details and surprises, gives this edition a special flair. Children will marvel at the enchanted world created herein."
Item No. 9780399220333
$17.99
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Brett, Jan
Jan Brett's richly illustrated take on a classic tale it'sjust right!
Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named Goldilocks, who made herself quite at home in the house of the three bears. Jan Brett's lavish illustrations for this classic tale, full of details and surprises, gives this edition a special flair. Children will marvel at the enchanted world created herein."
Item No. 9780698113589
$6.99
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Delessert, Aetienne
Author and illustrator Etienne Delessert reflects on his lifelong pursuit of art using the dreamlike scenario of a circus procession filled with fairy-tale allusions and literary inspirations.As each car passes, a different act represents a "stage" in life, and the performers direct a question to the bystander, prompting him to participate and follow the caravan into the great unknown. Lighting a candle, he affirms his own contribution to the artistic tradition and invites readers to play their part in the game of life
Item No. 9781568462776
$19.99
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Smith, E Boyd
Perfect for reading aloud, this is the finest work of E. Boyd Smith, a noted children's book illustrator of the early twentieth century. It recounts the timeless tale of Noah's ark and the aftermath of the Great Flood with delicately colored full-page illustrations. Readers of all ages will delight in Smith's rollicking animals as well as his inventive explanation of the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Item No. 9780486477459
$15.00
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This enchanting gallery transports viewers to a fairy tale world an ageless fantasy realm inhabited by characters from favorite folktales and depicted by renowned artists. Lovingly reproduced from rare early editions, more than 180 illustrations portray scenes from stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other sources, including ancient Celtic and Norse legends. Breathtaking art, dating from 1882 to 1923, captures the genius of 23 illustrators, including Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Warwick Goble, and Walter Crane.
The imaginative interpretations include vignettes from "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Puss in Boots," "The Snow Queen," and scores of other familiar and lesser-known tales. The illustrations, many of which are brilliantly colored, full-page images, appear with a caption that includes the artist's name, the story from which it's drawn, and a descriptive line or direct quotation from the tale. Book lovers of all ages will rejoice in this treasury and its happy marriage of fine art and fairy tales."
Item No. 9780486468303
$22.95
Peter Pan in Kensington Garden
Barrie, J M

Before he flew away to Neverland, the little boy who wouldn't grow up dwelt in the heart of London, with birds and fairies as his companions. This whimsical romp introduces Peter Pan, who discovered the magic of everyday existence amid the trees and flowers of Kensington Gardens the very place where J. M. Barrie met the children who inspired his classic stories.
Acclaimed by the Times of London as "one of the most charming books ever written," Barrie's fantasy was published in 1907 with 50 stunning color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. This magnificent keepsake edition features all of Rackham's winsome images of Peter's adventures. Readers of all ages will delight in following the exuberant child as he sets sail in a boat built by thrushes from an island in the Serpentine to the enchanted Kensington Gardens, where fairies dance to the music of his pan-pipes and teach him to fly."

Item No. 9780486466071
$19.95
Provensen Book Plate & A Visit To William Blake's Inn - Softcover
Willard, Nancy

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

The author of these much-quoted lines is William Blake, who painted and wrote his marvelous books nearly two hundred years ago. Inspired by Blake's work, Nancy Willard has written a book of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn, run by none other than William Blake himself.

The inn is staffed by two mighty dragons that brew and bake, two angels that wash and shake the featherbeds, and a rabbit who shows visitors to their rooms. Among the remarkable guests are the Man in the Marmalade Hat, the King of Cats who writes his wife not to "grow fat like a common kitchen cat," and two sunflowers who demand a room with a view.

The flawlessly crafted illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen reflect their deep love for William Blake and the London in which he lived. Together, text and illustrations combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

Item No. 9780152938239
$7.00
Rackham's Fairies, Elves and Goblins
Rackham, Arthur
Through his extraordinarily drawn interpretations of favorite fairy tales and fantastic literature, Arthur Rackham (18671939) remains an enduring legend of the Victorian era's Golden Age of Illustration. Rackham took the printing developments of the early twentieth century further than any other artist of his time, masterfully manipulating the latest color processes. At once a technical and artistic genius, Rackham had few equals when it came to the use of muted color, ambience, and expressive lines.
This magnificent collection displays more thaneighty of Arthur Rackham's most beguiling illustrations. These phantasmagoric renderings spring from such literary legends as Rip Van Winkle, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Aesop's Fables, Puck of Pook's Hill, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and A Wonder Book. From the loveliest fairy to the most grotesque goblin, Rackham's art captures the wonder, innocence, and adventure that forever stirthe human heart."
Item No. 9780486460239
$14.95
Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations
Rackham, Arthur
Fifty-five lovely plates, reproduced from rare, early editions, include scenes from "Irish Fairy Tales, English Fairy Tales, Hansel and Gretel, Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother & Little Sister, " and more.
Item No. 9780486421674
$12.95
Ring O'Roses Treasury: Nursery Rhymes
Brooke, L Leslie

This beautiful collectible unites two enduringly popular titles by L. Leslie Brooke, a distinguished author/illustrator of a century ago: The Golden Goose Book, featuring "The Three Little Pigs," "Tom Thumb," and "The Three Bears," and Ring O' Roses, which includes scores of beloved nursery rhymes. Completely reset and designed, this wondrous work is filled with more than 60 lovely full-color plates as well as 128 black-and-white illustrations. "The most delightful books, in which fun and beauty walk hand in hand." The Junior Bookshelf."

Item No. 9781606600740
$30.00
The Art & Illustrations of Walter Crane
Crane, Walter

A prominent figure in the Victorian art world, Walter Crane not only participated in the late nineteenth century's publishing revolution but also led the way toward the Golden Age of Illustration. Crane was instrumental in the transition from simple black-and-white illustrations for children's books to gallery-quality artwork. This original collection features more thanone hundredof the influential artist's brilliant images. It constitutes a survey of his paintings as well as a visual history of the development of the first color illustrations.
Few artists of Crane's generation achieved careers as varied and successful as his. This compilation reflects the diversity of his subjects, from images for alphabet books, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales to scenes from stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood to illustrations inspired by the classics of Shakespeare, Hawthorne, and Spenser. Editor Jeff A. Menges provides an Introduction that places the artist and his works in historic context.
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Item No. 9780486475868
$19.95
The Brownies
Cox, Palmer

Small as mice and sly as foxes, the Brownies are a jovial band of free spirits who emerge in the evenings to roam the countryside while humans sleep. They love sports and games, jolly pranks, and adventures of any kind. Their exuberance and fondness for mischief are exceeded only by their kindheartedness, and manyneedy souls have been helped by their unseen hands.
Palmer Cox's Brownies made their debut in an 1883 issue of "St. Nicholas Magazine." The fanciful folk were inspired by Scottish folktales but reflected the sensibilities of nineteenth-century American children. This is the first and best of the Brownie books, brimming with 24 short verse tales and more than 260 of the author's whimsical illustrations."

Item No. 9780486212654
$7.95
The First Dog
Brett, Jan

"An exciting tale of adventure in prehistoric times, set against a spectacular Ice Age landscape."
Kip the cave boy bounds along the trail home with a sack of warm and tasty Woolly Rhino ribs. If he could only get rid of pesky Paleowolf, who follows him, hoping for a taste of those delicious ribs! But Paleowolf s presence turns out to be useful: His warnings save Kip from the Cave Bear, the Mighty Mammoth, and the frightening Saber-Toothed Cat. So Kip offers to share his food if Paleowolf will use his keen nose, fine ears, and sharp eyes to keep Kip from being eaten up. With a bark and a wag of his tail, Paleowolf agrees to this bargain, and Kip christens his new friend Dog. In this exciting tale of adventure in prehistoric times, Jan Brett creates a spectacular Ice Age landscape populated with the massive animals of the time and bordered with images inspired by cave paintings and Ice Age artifacts. She convincingly portrays the growth of the warm bond between man and animal that must, long, long ago, have resulted in the first domesticated dog."

Item No. 9780399172700
$17.99
The Golden Age to the Modern Era Exhibition Catalog

From the exhibition The Golden Age to the Modern Era: The Michael and Esther Droller Collection, November 6, 2016 - January 29, 2017

40 pages, full color.

It started when Michael Droller received a framed reproduction of a Maxfield Parrish painting as a graduation present from medical school. The gift ignited his passion for illustration, a passion that has long sustained Droller outside his career in medicine. Over 40 years, he and his wife Esther have amassed an enviable collection rich in literary history and artistic achievement. Artists from the Golden Age of illustration - a period of extraordinary creative ferment from 1875 to World War I - include Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Kate Greenaway, as well as later but accomplished practitioners Frank Adams, L. Leslie Brooke, and W. Heath Robinson. The Droller's modern holdings, spanning the last quarter of the 20th century, comprise such luminaries as Barbara Cooney, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Maurice Sendak. Thematic subjects bridge both epochs, allowing artistic comparisons between Arthur Rackham's and Jerry Pinkney's versions of Aesop's Fables to Charles Robinson's and Michael Hague's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Item No. 9781592880379
$16.95