[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
MOORE-PARK, Carton (1877–1956)
Old Friends and New Fables
1916 (first edition)
book with twenty-two tipped-in illustrations / Blackie & Sons, Ltd., publishers
British illustration during the Arts & Crafts period took on the character of woodcuts and, along with that, characteristics which can only be called Japanese. Edwin Noble and Carton Moore-Park are only two of a substantial school of designers who particularly applied their talents to children’s books. Old Friends and New Fables pair brief moralizing texts by Alice Talwin Morris with a single charming illustration such as “The Cat and the Puppy” and “The Deceitful Fox”. Coincidentally, the author was herself a talented illustrator and the wife of book designer Talwin Morris.
This book is part of the special collection of illustrated children’s books given in 2012 in memory of Mary-Grace Bernhard.