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Original Antique and Vintage Prints of Literary Subjects

Scenes from Shakespeare, Dickens, Cervantes, Dumas and other famous authors and poets as well as delightful illustrations from vintage children's books and nursery rhymes

Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra

Original copperplate engravings
over 265 years old from
The Life and Exploits Of the ingenious gentleman DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA
Translated from the original Spanish of Cervantes
by Charles Jarvis [more correctly, Jervas]
Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand
and R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London, 1742

See also William Hogarth Don Quixote prints here

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Bleak House

David Copperfield

Dombey & Son

Little Dorrit

Martin Chuzzlewit

Nicholas Nickleby

Our Mutual Friend

Pickwick Papers

Character Sketches from Charles Dickens Portrayed by Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke)
Some Well-Known Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens Illustrations by Kyd (Joseph Clayton Clarke)
The Works of Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

The Works of Alexandre Dumas
(Nine volumes, 1893)

Vol. 1: The Count of Monte Cristo

Vol. 2: The Three Musketeers

Vol. 3: The Vicomte de Bragelonne, PART1

Vol. 4: The Vicomte de Bragelonne, PART 2

Vol. 5: Marguerite de Valois and Chicot, the Jester

Vol. 6: The Forty-five Guardsmen, The Conspirators, and The Regent's Daughter

Vol. 7: The Memoirs of a Physician

Vol. 8: The Queen's Necklace and Taking the Bastille

Vol. 9: The Countess de Charney and The Chevalier de Maison Rouge

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1869)

Daniel Defoe

150+-year-old original chromolithographs from
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe...

published by Knight and Son, London


William Shakespeare

Prints of Shakespearean Scenes from
Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

J. & J. Boydell, London: 1803
(original publisher)
Shearjashub Spooner, New York: 1852
(restorer and republisher)


The Dramatic Works of William Shakspere [sic] 1848

The Dramatic Works of William Shakspere [sic]...

Henry Stebbing
London, 1848

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (1850)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare...

James Orchard Halliwell
London & New York, 1850

The Works of Shakespeare, circa 1860-1870
The Works of Shakspere [sic] [Shakespeare]

Charles Knight, editor
circa 1860-1870
William Shakespeare's The Tempest with beautiful color prints of fairies, demons, etc. The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare plays and sonnets Shakespeare plays

miscellaneous sources
Finden's Gallery of the Graces, 1837

Finden's Gallery of the Graces


the Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay 1866

The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay with Selections from the Scottish Poets Before Burns


Poetical Works of Lord Byron (1867)

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron


Antique illustrations of British Humor, Literature illustrations, etc.

Antique British Humour, Illustrations from Literature, Cartoons, etc.

illustrations by Tenniel, Thackeray, Leech, and others from miscellaneous 19th-century sources

The Library Shakespeare

The Library Shakespeare

Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank and Robert Dudley

London, circa 1870s-1880s

A Book of Old Ballads (1934)

A Book of Old Ballads
Beverley Nichols, Editor
Henry Matthew Brock, Illustrator

Illustrations of old ballads
that define the British spirit

Arthur Rackham prints from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
J.M Barrie, author
Arthur Rackham, illustrator

Rackham illustrations

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme illustrations by Ruth E. Newman

Mother Goose nursery rhymes
Illustrations by Ruth E. Newton


Mother Goose

Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of Mother Goose

Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of Mother Goose
Illustrations by Berta Hader


Mother Goose

Nursery rhyme illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky 1945

Nursery rhyme illustrations
Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky


Nursery rhyme illustrations

Mother Goose Nursery Pictures 1957

Mother Goose Nursery Pictures
Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard


Mother Goose Nursery Pictures

Children's book illustrations of animals (1940s)

Children's book animal illustrations

Unknown publication (circa 1940s)

Nursery room prints, serigraphs

Nursery room serigraphs

Unknown publication (circa 1920s-1940s)


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