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May Wilson Preston

Illustrator

(1873 - 1949)

May Wilson Preston

Mary (May) Wilson Watkins Preston was an American illustrator of books and magazines and an impressionist painter. She studied at the Art Students League, and in Paris and finally at the New York School of Art. She became a successful illustrator for magazines.



Bibliography

The Cheerful Smugglers (1908)

Tom and Laura decide to charge themselves a tariff on everything they buy, to build up Bobbert's college fund. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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The Incubator Baby (1906)

Baby Marjorie triumphs over the committee and her scientific upbringing. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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Kilo: Being the Love Story of Eliph’ Hewlitt Book Agent (1907)

Tells of the adventures of a traveling bookseller. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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Leave it to Psmith (1924)

Psmith leaves his teaching job and goes to Blandings Castle disguised as a Canadian minor poet to help Mike Jackson by stealing Lady Constance’s diamond necklace, and steals himself a wife.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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Piccadilly Jim (1917)

Jimmy Crocker’s father has married into money and he gets too large an allowance for his own good. Fortunately Ann Chester arrives from America and takes him in hand. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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Piccadilly Jim (1918)

Jimmy Crocker’s father has married into money and he gets too large an allowance for his own good. Fortunately Ann Chester arrives from America and takes him in hand. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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The Prodigious Hickey (1909)

The first of the boarding school stories set at Lawrenceville in the era after the end of caning, when “between masters and students there was an armed and exceedingly wary neutrality.” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston
Henry Raleigh
Frederic Dorr Steele

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Sam in the Suburbs (1925)

Sam Shotter falls in love with a picture in an English weekly magazine tacked up on the wall of a log cabin in Canada. When he finds himself living next door to her in Valley Fields he doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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The Thin Santa Claus: The Chicken Yard That Was a Christmas Stocking (1909)

On Christmas morning Mrs. Gratz wakes to find her hen house robbed of nine hens and a rooster - but the robber has left behind his purse containing nine hundred dollars. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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