Thursday, October 30, 2014

She Waves Her Hand to the Attendant Raven, & with a Rush that Sends a Spirtle of Bright Sparks up from the Embers, She Is Away—up the Chimney through the Overhanging Branches, through the Ragged Clouds, & far on Her Journey under the Stars (1908)

Oliver Madox Hueffer, The Book of Witches, (London: Eveliegh Nash, 1908): frontispiece.

[Curator's note; this is from a poor quality scan and normally it would not have been collected here, but I found the image so compelling even with the degradationor perhaps because of itthat I did what I could to soften the worst of compression noise and went forward.]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Ride Through the Murky Air (1882)

William Harrison Ainsworth, The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest, Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882), 325.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Fetch Money," said the Witch. "You Will See Three Doors."(1897)

Hans Christian Andersen. Stories and Fairy Tales, translated by H. Oskar Sommer with 100 pictures by Arthur J. Gaskin (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1897), 326.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Daughter of the Puritans Danced Alone in the Moonlight (1903)

Marvin Dana, The Puritan Witch, Illustrated by  P.R Andibert (New York: The Smart Set Publishing Company, 1903), 21.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Round the Sun, Then Round the Moon (1878)

Kate Greenaway, Under the Window: Pictures and Rhymes for Children, Printed and Engraved by Edmund Evans (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1878), 35.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

At the Witch's Door (1901)

Francis Marion Crawford, The Witch of Prague: A Fantastic Tale (London: MacMillan and Company, Limited, 1901), 15.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Love and the Witches (1891)

Mary E. Wilkins, "Love and the Witches," Drawn by F.S. Church, Engraved by F.S. King, Century 42 (June 1891): 286.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Witch Comes Home with a Dough-Trough on Her Back (1897)

Andrew Lang, ed., "The White Dove," Illustration by H.J. Ford, The Pink Fairy Book (Longmans, Green, and Company, 1897), 239.