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Randolph Caldecott

Author, Illustrator

(1846 - 1886)

Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognized by the Royal Academy.

Caldecott greatly influenced the illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years.



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The Art of Illustration (1894)

Includes the work of many illustrators, including Randolph Caldecott. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
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Artistic Travel, A thousand Miles Towards the Sun (1892)

Includes drawings from Caldecott’s illustrations for Breton Folk. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Et al

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The Babes in the Wood (1879)

Babes in the Wood is a traditional children’s tale first published as a ballad by Thomas Millington in Norwich in 1595. This is R. Caldecott’s Picture Book #4. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Baby Bunting (1882)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Bracebridge Hall: Selections from the Sketch Book (1877)

A comic novel of England by an American expatriate, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Breton Folk: An Artistic Tour in Brittany (1880)

A travel book of northern France. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Chimney Corner (1883)

Over forty Lancashire tales, largely in dialect.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Christmas Interlude (1942)

A collection of Christmas stories, plays, pictures and poems.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Collier’s Junior Classics Volume 1 (1962)

This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Wanda Gág
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Tasha Tudor
Et al

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Come Lasses and Lads (1884)

A traditional ballad. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Daddy Darwin’s Dovecot: A Country Tale (1884)

A pleasant story of a young orphan who is taken in as a servant, strives to do well through honesty and hard work, and ultimately succeeds, inheriting his master’s dovecot and doves. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Dernières Nouvelles scènes Humoristiques (1887)

A selection of the “Graphic” pictures with captions in French.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin (1878)

This comic masterpiece by Jane Austen’s favorite poet describes what started out as a quiet expedition to the country. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): William Cowper
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog (1879)

A comic poem on the subject of man bites dog. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Fables de La Fontaine a Selection (1885)

Seventy-one of La Fontaine’s fables in French with an introduction, notes and vocabulary. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Jean de La Fontaine
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Facsimiles of Original Sketches by Caldecott: Reproduced from Will o’ the Wisp (1887)

Reproductions of sketches that originally appeared in ‘Will o’ the Wisp.’

Author(s): J. Galloway
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Factory Folk During the Cotton Famine (1881)

A description of conditions in the English cotton mill towns during the Civil War in America when no cotton reached them because of the Northern blockade. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Gray Mare (1884)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two traditional rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Farmer’s Boy (1881)

A traditional rhyme that goes through all the farmer’s animals and their sounds. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Few Sketches by the Late Randolph Caldecott, with Compliments (1886)

A Chirstmas and New Year greeting containing seven sketches.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Fox Jumps Over the Parson’s Gate (1883)

A traditional hunting song. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Frank Mildmay, or, The Naval Officer (1873)

One of the first novels of the British navy. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Frederick Marryat
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go (1883)

An old Scottish ballad. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Gleanings from the Graphic (1889)

Drawings, illustrations and pictorial essays and letters for a popular periodical.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Granny’s Story Box (1873)

A collection of eight new fairy tales. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Kay Spen
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Great Panjandrum Himself (1885)

The final picture book by R. Caldecott is a nonsense paragraph. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Samuel Foote
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Harz Mountains: A Tour in the Toy Country (1873)

A travel book of adventures in the North German highlands.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Hey Diddle Diddle (1882)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The House that Jack Built (1878)

The well-loved rhyme of what lay in the house that Jack built. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Irish Sketches and Miscellany (1882)

Travel sketches from Ireland.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1886)

The familiar story of Jack and the Beanstalk in English hexameters by the son of the Poet Laureate. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Or Hathitrust.

Author(s): Hallam Tennyson
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Jackanapes (1883)

A young British orphan grows up to be a Captain in a cavalry regiment and gives his life for his friend on the field of battle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Lancashire Sketches (1881)

A collection of essays about the author’s native shire. This is the volume from the collected works.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Lancashire Sketches, Second Series (1892)

A collection of essays about the author’s native shire. This is the volume from the collected works. The title page vignette is repeated from Factory Folk During the Cotton Famine.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Lightning Sketches for ‘The House That Jack Built’ (1899)

Preliminary sketches for the R. Caldecott Picture Book.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Limping Pilgrim on His Wanderings (1883)

A collection of travel pieces, including one on the Island of Rum.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Lob Lie-by-the-Fire (1885)

John Broom is found under a bush as a baby and adopted by two maiden ladies. After running away to sea he at last returns home. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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London Lyrics (1881)

Poems by a friend of Thackeray, frequently with a satiric twist. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frederick Locker
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Kate Greenaway

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London Lyrics (1883)

Poems by a friend of Thackeray, frequently with a satiric twist. This edition has three illustrations by Caldecott. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frederick Locker
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Kate Greenaway

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The Milkmaid (1882)

This is an old song of a milkmaid and a young gentleman, here exhibited and explained in many designs. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Mrs. Mary Blaize (1885)

A humorous rhyme about a pawnbroker. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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North Italian Folk: Sketches of Town and Country Life (1878)

A travel book of Italy. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mrs. Comyns Carr
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Nouvelles Scènes Humoristiques (1887)

A selection of the “Graphic” pictures with captions in French.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall (1886)

An omnibus edition of Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall, illustrated by Caldecott. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Old Christmas: Selections from the Sketch Book (1875)

A book about Christmas in England by an American, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Owls of Olynn Belfry (1885)

The story of two owlets who are kidnapped from their nest when their parents drive off two church burglars. Read online at RCSA.

Author(s): A. Y. D.
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Poems and Songs (1883)

Dialect poems by the “Lancashire Burns.” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Et al

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The Queen of Hearts (1881)

The King was in his counting house …

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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R. Caldecott’s Picture Book: Volume 2 (1881)

This second volume of the omnibus edition contains:

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Rambles in the Lake Country and Other Travel Sketches (1882)

Essays and travel sketches of the English Lake Country. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Et al

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Randolph Caldecott 1846-1886 (1986)

A checklist of the original illustrations held by the Harvard College Library

Author(s): Nancy Finlay
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott: a Personal Memoir of His Early Art Career (1886)

A biography of the British artist and illustrator for whom the Caldecott Medal is named. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott ‘Lord of the Nursery’ (1976)

A brief biography accompanied by a vary large sample of the artist’s work and a comprehensive bibliography.

Author(s): Rodney K. Engen
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Collection of Pictures and Songs (1881)

This omnibus collects the first eight of R. Caldecott’s Picture Books:

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Graphic Pictures (1883)

A collection of drawings, illustrations, picture letters, etc from the ‘Graphic’ magazine.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Last Graphic Pictures (1888)

Pictures, illustrations, picture stories,etc. from the “Graphic” magazine.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s More Graphic Pictures (1887)

A collection of illustrations, graphic stories, etc. from the “Graphic” magazine.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Painting Book: First Series (1902)

Illustrations from the Picture Books with outlines on the opposite page to color in.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Painting Book: Third Series (1902)

Illustrations from the Picture Books with outlines on the opposite page to color in.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Picture Book No. 2 (1926)

This second volume of the later omnibus edition contains:

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott’s Sketches (1889)

A collection of sketches from various periodicals. Read online at Archive.org. The second edition is here.

Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross (1884)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two traditional rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Sing a Song for Sixpence (1880)

Sing a song for six pence
A pocket full of rye.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Sketch-Book of R. Caldecott’s: Original Sketches for the Four Seasons (1883)

A collection of illustrations based on themes of the four seasons. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Society Novelettes (1883)

A two volume anthology. There are four Caldecott illustrations to Crossed in Love in volume two. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): F. C. Burnand
H. Savile Clark
R. E. Francillon
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Adelaide Claxton
F. Dadd
Linley Sambourne
Et al

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Some of Aesop’s Fables with Modern Instances (1883)

Twenty fables with illustrations of the original fable and a cartoon of a modern application. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Aesop
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Sporting Adventures of Charles Carrington, Esq. and Other Stories (1899)

A collection of quintessential British sporting stories. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Theobald Raoul William
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories (1897)

A two-volume work with some of Randolph Caldecott’s illustrations in each volume. Read online at HathiTrust: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Three Jovial Huntsmen (1880)

The comical, poetical adventures of three hunters with their horns. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Tufts of Heather Volume 1 (1881)

A collection of essays, chiefly about the author’s native Lancashire. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Et al

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Tufts of Heather Volume 2 (1881)

A collection of essays, chiefly about the author’s native Lancashire. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
George Sheffield

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Tufts of Heather Volume 2 (1882)

A collection of essays, chiefly about the author’s native Lancashire. A new edition, this includes a different image on the title page.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Vicar of Wakefield (1883)

A mixture of comic novel and Job, this edition has a frontispiece by R. Caldecott.

Author(s): Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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What the Blackbird Said (1881)

A combination of the natural history of birds and moral instruction. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Frederick Locker
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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