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Carton Moore-Park [1877-1956]


[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.

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