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Maxfield Parrish

Illustrator

(1870 - 1966)

Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.



Bibliography

The Arabian Nights Their Best-Known Tales (1909)

Ten of the most famous tales from the Thousand and One Nights, adapted for younger readers. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Bolanyo: A Novel (1897)

An out-of-work actor is literally blown ashore at Bolanyo, a Mississippi river town, and soon is embroiled in its society and politics. Cover is by Parrish. Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Opie Read
Illustrator(s): Charles Francis Browne
Maxfield Parrish

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The Children’s Book: A Collection of the Best and Most Famous Stories and Poems in the English Language (1910)

Ranging from fables to fairy tales to ballads to myth, this anthology has stood the test of time. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): George Cruikshank
Maxfield Parrish
Et al

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The Delineator March 1922 (1922)

The Delineator was a monthly pictorial review.

Read this March 1922 issue online for free at Hathitrust. Here are some items of special interest:

  • On page 18, see the cover and illustrations for The Last Adventure of Little Prince Toofat by Robert Lawson.
  • On page 70, see an advertisement for Maxfield Parrish.

Also:

  • See the cover of this March 1922 issue of The Delineator at Hathitrust.
  • Read Little Prince Toofat ;online for free at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Maxfield Parrish
Et al

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The Delineator March 1922 (1922)

The Delineator was a monthly pictorial review. In this issue, on page 18 is the cover and illustrations for The Last Adventure of Little Prince Toofat, drawn by Robert Lawson. And on page 70, there is an advertisement for Maxfield Parrish.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Maxfield Parrish
Et al

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Dream Days (1902)

This is the second volume of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood. It includes the well known story of The Reluctant Dragon. The illustrations by Maxfield Parrish were in color and so printed in the periodical printing in The Illustrated London News in the 1910’s. John Lane, the book publisher was not satisfied with the original color plates for the book edition and instead published them in black and white by photogravure. There are variant bindings and even a version with only six plates. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Free to Serve, A Tale of Colonial New York (1897)

An historical romance of New York in colonial times. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Emma Rayner
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Garden of Years and Other Poems (1904)

Best known for his humorous poetry, this is a selection of Guy Wetmore Carryl’s more serious verse. The frontispiece is by Maxfield Parrish. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Guy Wetmore Carryl
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1899)

This is a collection of stories and reminiscences of Kenneth Grahame’s childhood. This is the first edition with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. The plates were reproduced in half-tone as the publisher was not happy with the color reproductions. Some of the colored versions were subsequently published in The Illustrated London News from 1910-13. There were several binding variants. This is from one of the illustrations in Dream Days, uniform with that volume. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1899)

This is a collection of stories and reminiscences of Kenneth Grahame’s childhood. This is the first edition with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. The plates were reproduced in half-tone as the publisher was not happy with the color reproductions. Some of the colored versions were subsequently published in The Illustrated London News from 1910-13.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1904)

For this edition, the original plates were rephotographed and reproduced by photogravure, a much better process than halftone. Again there were numerous binding variants, similar to the first Parrish illustrated edition. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics (1911)

This collection of English poetry was originally published in 1861 and has been a favorite ever since. The illustrations were originally done as covers for Collier’s and were used here without the artist’s knowledge or permission. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Francis Turner Palgrave
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Haverford Verse (1904)

A collection published in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Haverford College’s founding. Cover is by Parrish. Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904)

In this work by the famous American novelist she shows her readers how the emphasis on marble, water and perennial verdure makes up for the relative lack of flowers in the Italian garden. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish
Photographs

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Junior Classics Volume 2 (1912)

Selections mainly from the Norse myths and Greek and Roman mythology for children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.

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

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Junior Classics Volume 3 (1912)

Selections mainly from the hero tales of Greece and Rome, including Homer and Virgil, for children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish
T. H. Robinson
Et al

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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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The Knave of Hearts (1925)

A play for children based on the nursery rhyme. Maxfield Parrish’s masterwork. It was also published in a spiral-bound edition in 1935-6.

Author(s): Louise Saunders
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Knickerbocker’s History of New York (1900)

A satirical look at the early history of the metropolis. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Maxfield Parrish (1973)

An extensive survey of the work of one of the outstanding American illustrators of the twentieth century.

Author(s): Coy Ludwig
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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