15 Classic Picture Books by Caldecott (Illustrated) - Randolph Caldecott
366 illustrations, some color, some black-and-white This collection includes: The Diverting History of John Gilpin, The House that Jack Built, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, The Babes inthe Wood, The Three Jovial Huntsmen, Sing a Song for Sixpence, The Queen of Hearts, the Farmer's Boy, Come Lasses and Lads, Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate, Frog He Would a Wooing Go, Great Panjandrum, Hey Didddle Diddle and Baby Buntin, Ride a Cock-Horse, and The Milkmaid. It also includes Randolph Caldecott: A Personal Memoir of His Early Art Career by Henry Blackburn. According to Wikipedia: "Randolph Caldecott (22 March 1846 ñ 12 February 1886) 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 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."