F. D. Bedford
(1864 - 1954)
Francis Donkin Bedford, also known as F. D. Bedford, was a British artist and illustrator.
His most famous works include illustrations for:
- A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1897)
- The Books of Shops (1899)
- Four and Twenty Toilers (1900)
- The Visit to London (1902)
- Peter and Wendy (1911)
- The Magic Fishbone (1921)
- A Christmas Carol (1923)
- The Cricket on the Hearth (1927)
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Anne’s Terrible Good Nature (1908)
Classic and traditional poems spanning Christmas, the Year, Birds, Dogs, Horses, the Sea, and Bedtime. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The son of a poor coachman is swept away by a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair.
The Battle of Life (1899)
One of Charles Dickens’ Christmas books, this is a story of love and self-sacrifice set in a rural village.
Mock heroics from the ancient Greek. The attribution to Homer is doubted by some. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
Billy Barnicoat (1922)
Billy is the sole survivor of a Spanish ship that is wrecked off the coast of Cornwall. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1897)
Forty-one nursery rhymes with colored illustrations engraved on wood. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1985)
A collection of nursery rhymes, here in a later reprint. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The Book of Shops (1899)
Verses and pictures of shops of all kinds. Read for free online at the University of Florida.
A collection of poetry for children - best read aloud. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
A “Little Guide” to the English county. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
The Chimes: A Goblin Story (1899)
The goblins ringing the chimes show Trotty a dystopian future -- he wakes determined to do what he can to make things better. This Christmas story followed the successful A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol (1899)
The classic story of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol (1923)
The classic story of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. This abridged edition has more illustrations than the 1899 edition.
Count Billy (1928)
Young Billy makes good his claim to lands and castles in Spain, but renounces them to win back his self-respect and the love of his friends in Cornwall.
The Cricket on the Hearth (1899)
This, the most popular of Dickens’ Christmas books, tells a domestic story of the Peerybingle family and their friends.