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Walter Crane

Author, Illustrator

(1845 - 1915)

Walter Crane

Walter Crane was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most prolific and influential children’s book creator of his generation.

Along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, his is considered one of the strongest contributors to the child’s nursery motif that the genre of English children’s illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century.

His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children’s stories for decades to come.

He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children’s books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts.



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The Absurd ABC (1874)

Short beautifully illustrated and engraved A-Z book with a nursery rhyme theme. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Absurd ABC (1896)

Short beautifully illustrated and engraved A-Z book with a nursery rhyme theme. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Adventures of Herr Baby (1881)

In this biographical story, an English toddler journeys with with his family and his German nanny to the south of France. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Adventures of Puffy (1870)

A fluffy white Maltese dog gets into no end of trouble. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Aladdin: or The Wonderful Lamp (1875)

New lamps for old! and a most obliging genie. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Aladdin’s Picture Book (1876)

Omnibus containing Aladdin, The Hind in the Wood, Princess Belle Etoile, and The Yellow Dwarf.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1873)

A boy is cutting firewood in the forest. He overhears some thieves open the way into a cave with the words “open sesame.” This is one of the best-known tales from the Arabian Nights. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Alphabet of Old Friends (1874)

The letters of the alphabet are presented through traditional nursery rhymes, set in gilded letters and paintings. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Alphabet of Old Friends (1890)

This is the later reprint edition. The letters of the alphabet are presented through traditional nursery rhymes, set in gilded letters and paintings. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Annie and Jack in London (1869)

An illustrated tour of London in the 1860’s. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Art of Walter Crane (1902)

A critical appraisal of the work of Walter Crane. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Paul George Konody
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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An Artist’s Reminiscences (1907)

An autobiography of the prolific Victorian artist and socialist. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Baby’s Bouquet (1878)

A collection of popular nursery songs with music and illustrations. Read Now »

Author(s): Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Baby’s Opera (1877)

A collection of nursery rhymes with music and pictures. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Baby’s Own Alphabet (1875)

An illustrated ABC. Read for free online at Internet Archive. This is a collection of several of Walter Crane’s Toy Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Baby’s Own Æsop (1887)

Aesop’s Fables, condensed and converted to rhyme. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at the University of Florida.

Author(s): W. J. Linton
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Beatrice Crane: Her Book: The 2nd June 1st 1879 (1983)

A collection of pictures for the artist’s daughter.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Beauty and the Beast (1874)

The classic tale of a daughter who redeems her father and saves her husband. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Beauty and the Beast (1895)

The classic tale of a daughter who redeems her father and saves her husband. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Beauty and the Beast Picture Book (1901)

This is an omnibus volume containing Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince and The Hind in the Wood. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bluebeard (1875)

The famous spine chilling story of a wife who was too curious - ‘Sister Anne, Sister Anne!’ Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bluebeard (1895)

The famous spine chilling story of a wife who was too curious - ‘Sister Anne, Sister Anne!’ This is a later reissue. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bluebeard’s Picture Book (1899)

An omnibus containing Baby’s Own Alphabet, Bluebeard, and The Sleeping Beauty. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Book of Christmas Verse (1895)

An anthology that begins with St. Ambrose. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Henry Charles Beeching
Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Book of Wedding Days (1889)

A calendar book with space for wedding anniversaries and quotations for every day.

Author(s): K. E. J. Reid
Et al
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bric-a-Brac Stories (1885)

Twenty-four stories with pictures. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Mrs. Burton Harrison
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book (1910)

An omnibus containing A Gaping-Wide-Mouth-Waddling-Frog, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, and My Mother. There is a new introduction and some up-to-date additions. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Ann Taylor
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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“Carrots”: Just a Little Boy (1876)

The story of a family of children, and especially Carrots and Floss. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Chattering Jack (1867)

A nursery tale from Walter Crane. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Chattering Jack’s Picture Book (1876)

An omnibus containing Chattering Jack, How Jessie Was Lost, Grammar in Rhyme, and Annie and Jack in London. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Children of the Castle (1890)

A story of twin sisters and magic set in North Wales. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Children’s Musical Cinderella (1879)

A musical version of Cinderella. Uses the original Walter Crane illustrations. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Louis Napoleon Parker
William Routledge
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Children’s Plutarch (1906)

Abridged and simplified biographies of famous Greek and Roman personages. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): F. J. Gould
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Children’s Plutarch (1910)

Abridged and simplified biographies of famous Greek personages. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): F. J. Gould
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Children’s Plutarch (1910)

Abridged and simplified biographies of famous Roman personages. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): F. J. Gould
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Christmas Child (1880)

The story of a young boy whose life is cut short too soon. It is based on the life of Thomas Grindal Hutton, who died at age thirteen in 1875. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Christmas Posy (1888)

Eight short stories. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Christmas-Tree Land (1884)

Rollo and Maia go to stay with an elderly cousin at an ancient castle in Thuringia. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Cinderella (1873)

A neglected stepdaughter, a fairy godmother and a prince. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Cinderella Picture Book (1897)

An omnibus containing Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Valentine and Orson. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Cock Robin and Jenny Wren (1865)

A well-known nursery rhyme.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Comical Cat (1865)

A humorous poem similar to Old Mother Hubbard.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Cuckoo Clock (1877)

An orphan girl finds a friend in the cuckoo clock who takes her on magical journeys. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Ennis Graham
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Dale Readers: First Primer (1899)

The first of a series of elementary school readers. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Nellie Dale
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1864)

A traditional tale of cock robin, the sparrow and a bow and arrow. Shown above is the rear cover of the very rare Painted Toy Book.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Don Quixote of La Mancha (1900)

The romance-befuddled Hidalgo mounts his Rozinante and sets out to battle villains and right wrongs. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Abbott Parry
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Echoes of Hellas (1887)

A dramatization with songs of certain scenes from the Iliad, Oddysey and the Oresteia. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): George C. W. Warr
Et al
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Eight Illustrations to Shakespeare’s Tempest (1893)

Eight illustrations to The Tempest. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Eight Illustrations to Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona (1894)

A suite of plates to accompany the play. Read for free online at the University of Wisconsin.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Fable Nook and Story Book (1901)

A collection of stories and poems.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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The Faerie Queene (1894)

An epic poem:

A gentle knight was pricking on the plaine,
Ycladd in mightie armes and silver shielde …

Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edmund Spenser
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Fairy Ship (1870)

A nonsense verse with illustrations. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Fairy Ship (1895)

A nonsense verse with illustrations. This is a later reissue. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Fairy Tales of Madame D’Aulnoy (1895)

This new edition has a cover illustration by Walter Crane. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Clinton Peters

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The Farmyard Alphabet (1865)

An alphabet based on familiar farmyard scenes. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Favorite Holiday Book for Boys (1872)

An anthology. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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The First of May: A Fairy Masque (1881)

A tour de force of illustration, the writing not so much. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): John R. Wise
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (1898)

Humanized flowers. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Flora’s Feast: A Masque of Flowers (1889)

Humanized flowers. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Flower Wedding Described by Two Wallflowers (1905)

An illustrated poem. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden: A Posy from the Plays (1906)

Humanized flowers to illustrate Shakespearean lines. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Forty Thieves (1895)

This is the reissue. A boy is cutting firewood in the forest. He overhears some thieves open the way into a cave with the words “open sesame.” This is one of the best-known tales from the Arabian Nights. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Four Winds Farm (1886)

A nine year old boy living on the moors, gets some help from the four winds. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Frog Prince (1874)

Would you kiss a frog? Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Frog Prince (1895)

This is the later reissue. Would you kiss a frog? Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog (1866)

This is the reissue of this nonsense poem.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog (1866)

A nonsense poem.

Here is the game based on it at archive.org.

Another copy at FSU.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Golden Primer: Part I (1884)

A primer for very young children learning to read. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): J. M. D. Meiklejohn
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Golden Primer: Part II (1885)

The above is one of the illustrations in the second part of this children’s primer. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): J. M. D. Meiklejohn
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Golden Primer: Parts I and II (1885)

The pictures in this primer were originally poster size and used by Professor Meikeljohn at his lectures.

Author(s): J. M. D. Meiklejohn
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Goody Platts and her Two Cats (1864)

An elderly woman reminisces about her old mother cat and tells stories of her current tom, one of her old cat’s kittens. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Thomas Miller
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Goody Two Shoes (1874)

A tale of two orphans and how they eventually prospered. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Goody Two Shoes (1900)

This is a later reissue edition. A tale of two orphans and how they eventually prospered. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Goody Two Shoes Picture Book (1901)

An omnibus containing Goody Two Shoes, Aladdin and The Yellow Dwarf. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Grammar in Rhyme (1868)

An introduction to the parts of speech. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Grandmother Dear (1878)

Three children go to stay with their grandmother in Paris. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1898)

Twenty-eight tales from the Brothers Grimm. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Edward Henry Wehnert

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)

A collection of five original fairy tales. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Jacomb Hood

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Herman: or The Little Preacher (1874)

A sentimental, improving book. Also includes Little Threads and The Story Lizzie Told. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Elizabeth Prentiss
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Hind in the Wood (1875)

A neglected fairy curses the newborn princess. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The History of Reynard the Fox (1894)

An English verse version of a popular epic satire, first translated by William Caxton. This is the first edition. Here is the second edition. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Caxton
F. S. Ellis
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The History of Reynard the Fox (1897)

This is a metrical version of Caxton’s old English translation of the traditional romance of Reynard the Fox. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): William Caxton
F. S. Ellis
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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House that Jack Built (1865)

A well-known rhyme.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The “House that Jack Built” Alphabet (1865)

This version includes outline pictures, opposite the colored plates, to be filled in by the user.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Household Stories from the Collection of the Brothers Grimm (1882)

Fifty-two tales from the German masters. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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How Jessie Was Lost (1868)

A young girl runs away from her nurse at the park and is taken to the keeper’s house where her loud weeping attracts her parents. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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An Inland Voyage (1878)

Robert Louis Stevenson and his friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson embark on a trip through Belgium and France by canoe which is chronicled in this book. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1875)

Trading his mother’s cow for a handful of magic beans works out in the end. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library. NOTE: this link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1900)

Trading his mother’s cow for a handful of magic beans works out in the end. The cover image above is from the later reissue.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Junior Classics Volume 4 (1912)

Selections from the tales of chivalry such as King Arthur, Roland, and Robin Hood for children from six to sixteen. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Hugh Thomson

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Keeper’s Travels in Search of His Master (1872)

Much animal cruelty is depicted in this story of a stray dog. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Edward Augustus Kendall
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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King Albert’s Book (1914)

Letters, poems, songs and pictures in sympathy for Belgium under the Teuton’s boot, this book served as a fundraiser for relief efforts. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Maxfield Parrish
Arthur Rackham
Et al

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King Arthur’s Knights (1911)

Some of the tales of the Knights of the Round Table. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Henry Gilbert
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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King Gab’s Story Bag (1869)

Fifteen new fairy stories. The Blue Pip and the Fairy is likely the best of them. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Heraclitus Grey
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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King Luckieboy’s Party (1870)

The months come to greet King Luckieboy at his birthday party.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Knights of the Round Table (1915)

This is an abridgement of King Arthur’s Knights having only eight plates.

Author(s): Henry Gilbert
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Last of the Giant Killers: or The Exploits of Sir Jack of Danby Dale (1891)

A collection of stories of olden times in Danby Dale. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): J. C. Atkinson
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Legendary Ballads of England and Scotland (1868)

A large collection of ballads. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Legends for Lionel (1887)

A Christmas fantasy. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Legends of Flowers (1908)

Flower legends from the Italian by a doctor of medicine. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Paolo Mantegazza
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Jessie M. King

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Little Miss Peggy (1887)

The story of six siblings: five brothers and one sister - Peggy. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Little Queen Anne and Her Majesty’s Letters (1886)

An educational fantasy. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Little Red Riding Hood (1875)

The classic tale of a girl, a grandmother and a wolf. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A London Garland (1895)

A large collection of verse on the subject of London. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Arthur Rackham
Et al

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A Masque of Days (1901)

An anthropomorphized day come to a grand party for the new year. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Charles Lamb
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Merrie Heart (1871)

An extensive collection of nursery rhymes supplemented by limericks. The color plates are by Crane. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): M. E. G.
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1894)

A collection of eight drawings for the Shakespeare comedy featuring the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Mother Goose and Fairyland Tales (1904)

A collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Louis Wain
Et al

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Mother Goose Complete Melodies (1892)

Mainly Mother Goose rhymes.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes (1876)

Uses some at least of the material from Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. Read online at Toronto Public Library. Note: that link opens very slowly.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Alfred Crowquill
John Tenniel
Et al

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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales (1876)

Two separately-paginated books bound as one with over five hundred illustrations. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Alfred Crowquill
John Tenniel
Et al

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Mother Hubbard (1898)

The traditional rhyme about an old woman and her dog. This is a later reissue. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Sarah Catherine Martin
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Mother Hubbard Her Picture Book (1897)

Also titled Walter Crane’s Picture Books Vol. II, this omnibus contains The Three Bears, The Absurd ABC and Old Mother Hubbard. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Mr. Michael Mouse Unfolds His Tale (1956)

The story of a pet mouse.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Mrs. Mundi at Home: The Terrestrial Ball, R.S.V.P. (1875)

A series of allegorical engravings of the planets and nations of the earth.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Multiplication Table in Verse (1867)

A unique approach to arithmetic. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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My Children (1873)

A poem in praise of the joys of parenthood. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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My Mother (1873)

A poetical paean to mothers. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Ann Taylor
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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My Mother (1910)

This is the later reissue. A poetical paean to mothers. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Ann Taylor
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Myths from Many Lands (1906)

A large selection of myths. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Howard Pyle
T. H. Robinson
E. Boyd Smith

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The Necklace of the Princess Fiorimonde (1880)

A collection of new fairy tales - including an evil princess. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mary A. de Morgan
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Noah’s Ark Alphabet (1872)

An alphabet of animals who entered the Ark. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Old Courtier (1867)

An old ballad of the English gentry. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Old Fashioned Stories and Poems Volume VI (1907)

An anthology from the early part of the twentieth century. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford
Walter Crane
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Old Mother Hubbard (1874)

The traditional rhyme about an old woman and her dog. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Sarah Catherine Martin
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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On the Cards: Routledge’s Christmas Annual (1867)

The frontispiece is the only illustration by Walter Crane for this miscellany. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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One, Two Buckle My Shoe (1869)

A counting rhyme. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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One, Two Buckle My Shoe (1900)

This is a later reissue. A counting rhyme. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Perils of Greatness (1865)

A biography of Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, who rose from selling pirozhki on the streets of Moscow to Marshall, then Generalission of the Russian Imperial Army.

Famously corrupt, he temporarily managed to save himself by joining in the elevation of Catherine as empress but on her death was stripped of his wealth and position and exiled to Siberia where he died.

His Menshikov Palace in St. Petersburg now houses the Hermitage museum.

Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Gustav Nieritz
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Princess Belle Etoile (1875)

Three young princes and a princess are set adrift to drown, but are rescued and grow up to claim their rightful heritage. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Princess Belle Etoile (1909)

This is a later reissue with a new cover. Three young princes and a princess are set adrift to drown, but are rescued and grow up to claim their rightful heritage. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Procession of the Months (1906)

Illustrations of the months with calendars. Read for Free online at Harvard University.

Author(s): Beatrice Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Puss in Boots (1874)

The miller’s son sends his cat into the world to make him a fortune. The cover (above) is from a later reprinting. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Lucy Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Puss in Boots and The Forty Thieves (1914)

This is a small format reprint of the two Toy Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Quiver of Love (1876)

A collection of poems with four pictures each by Crane and Greenaway. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Kate Greenaway

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The Railroad Alphabet (1865)

A picture alphabet based on the railroad. Read for free online at State Library of South Australia.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Rectory Children (1889)

A story about children in a seaside town. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Red Riding Hood’s Picture Book (1898)

An omnibus containing The Forty Thieves, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Renascence: A Book of Verse (1891)

A book of collected verse. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Robin Hood and the Men of the Greenwood (1912)

Legends of Robin Hood retold by Henry Gilbert with sixteen color plates.

Author(s): Henry Gilbert
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Romance of the Three R’s (1886)

An omnibus including Slateandpencilvania, Little Queen Anne, and Pothooks and Perseverence. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Rosebud and Other Tales (1909)

Six original tales.

Author(s): Arthur Kelly
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Rosy (1882)

A story of small Victorian children. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Routledge’s Book of Alphabets (1871)

An omnibus including The Good Boys’ and Girls’ Alphabet, The Sea-Side Alphabet, The Farmyard Alphabet, and The Railroad Alphabet. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Routledge’s Coloured ABC Book (1868)

Includes Walter Crane’s Farm-Yard Alphabet.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Joseph Martin Kronheim

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Routledge’s Coloured Picture Book (1871)

This omnibus includes Chattering Jack and The Multiplication Table in Verse by Walter Crane. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Charles H. Bennett
Illustrator(s): Charles H. Bennett
Walter Crane

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Rumbo Rhymes: or The Great Combine (1911)

A poem wherein the animate creation objects to man’s domination. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Alfred C. Calmour
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Shepheard’s Calendar (1898)

A pastoral poem for every month of the year by the author of The Faerie Queene .

Author(s): Edmund Spenser
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Sing a Song of Sixpence (1866)

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.

This is the cover for a later edition.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Sirens Three (1886)

A poem on socialist themes. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Slateandpencilvania: Being the Adventures of Dick on a Desert Island (1885)

An arithmetical Robinsonnade fantasy. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Sleeping Beauty (1876)

Classic fairy tale of a princess, a christening, a spindle and a prince. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Sleeping Beauty and Blue Beard (1914)

This small format (16mo) book contains Bluebeard and The Sleeping Beauty.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book (1911)

An omnibus containing Baby’s Own Alphabet, Bluebeard, and The Sleeping Beauty. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Song of Sixpence Toy Book (1876)

An omnibus containing A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog, Sing a Song of Sixpence, and The Old Courtier.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Steps to Reading (1898)

A collection of pictures and one syllable words for early readers. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Nellie Dale
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Stories of Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1920)

The legends of Robin Hood told by Henry Gilbert. This is an abridged edition of the 1912 publication with only eight color plates.

Author(s): Henry Gilbert
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Story of Greece Told to Boys and Girls (1913)

Beginning with the ancient myths, the author concludes her history with the death of Alexander. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mary MacGregor
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Story of the Tempest (1904)

A short prose version of The Tempest utilizing Walter Crane’s limited edition drawings. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Alice Spencer Hoffman
William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Studies and Stories (1893)

A collection of essays and stories. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Tapestry Room (1879)

Two cousins go on magical journeys by way of the Tapestry Room. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Tell Me a Story (1875)

This first book by Mrs. Molesworth, writing as Ennis Graham, contains six short stories. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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This Little Pig His Picture Book (1895)

An omnibus containing The Fairy Ship, King Luckieboy’s Party and This Little Pig. Also titled Walter Crane’s Picture book Vol. 1. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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This Little Pig Went to Market (1870)

The familiar toe rhyme. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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This Little Pig Went to Market (1895)

The familiar toe rhyme. This is a later reprint with new endpapers. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Three Bears (1873)

The story of the three bears and Silverlocks, told in verse. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Three Bears (1897)

This is a later reissue. The story of the three bears and Silverlocks, told in verse. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Three Bears and Mother Hubbard (1914)

A small format (16mo) edition of these two Sixpenny Toy Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879)

The account of a twelve days’ hiking expedition in the south of France. Read for free online at HathiTrust. Or at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Triplets (1894)

An omnibus containing The Baby’s Opera, The Baby’s Bouquet and The Baby’s Own Æsop. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Turtle Dove’s Nest and Other Nursery Rhymes (1890)

This collection of nursery rhymes, nonsense and songs, appears to be part of a longer work as the pagination begins with page 191. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Two Little Waifs (1883)

A seven year old girl and her five year old brother are left in Paris until called for. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Us (1885)

The story of two young children. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Valentine and Orson (1874)

Twins separated at birth are reunited in knight errantry. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Valentine and Orson (1897)

This is a later reissue with a new cover. Twins separated at birth are reunited in knight errantry. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Walter Crane’s Absurd Alphabet, Baby’s Own Alphabet and Noah’s Ark Alphabet (1890)

A collection of alphabets. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

Outlines, with the original colored plates on facing pages. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Yellow Dwarf (1875)

A selfish princess is cured and marries her prince. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Yellow Dwarf (1895)

A selfish princess is cured and marries her prince. This is a later reissue. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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