The Archive’s quality assurance manager for books, Marcus Lucero, bookmarked these volumes of fairy tales. He’s gotta know the Archive’s books better than anyone, so they’re worth seeing! Most have incredible illustrations, and are (of course) in the public domain.
- The Wonder Clock: Or, Four & Twenty Marvellous Tales, Being One for Each Hour of the Day (1915)
- The Sleeping Beauty (1920)
- East of the Sun West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
- Indian Fairy Tales (1892)
- Aesop’s Fables (1869)
- Old French Fairy Tales (1920)
- Fairy realm: A Collection of the Favourite old tales. Illustrated by the pencil of Gustave Doré (1866)
I love the ‘Old French’ book – I didn’t read any of the stories (sorry), but those illustrations are amazing!!
I always liked the illustrations in the Big Golden Book of Fairy Tales. Really striking stuff.