Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nifty endpapers from a Nelson Doubleday Junior Deluxe Edition

In 2014, I wrote a little about the Junior Deluxe Editions from Nelson Doubleday, and the folks who love and collect them.

I came across another beautiful edition from this series the other day, and, before I release it to a Little Free Library, I wanted to share the endpapers illustration for posterity. It's full of castles and dragons and animals and witches and many more images to captivate young readers. (The image of the gun is less than entralling, though.)

I'm not sure if these endpapers were used for every Junior Deluxe edition. This one is the 1957 Norwegian folk-tale collection East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon, by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. I hope this nice copy ends up sparking the imaginations of many future generations of young and young-at-heart readers.

Other posts with endpapers illustrations

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