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A very cool and scary Crone by Brian Froud. Crones have always inspired fear and respect due to their close connection to and understanding of death.

They worked themselves up into such a rage that they tore up trees by the roots, and hacked at each other till they both fell dead; The Valiant Tailor - The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, 1909

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Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Kay Nielsen's Stunning 1914 Illustrations of Scandinavian Fairy Tales - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North - 'Tell me the Way, she said, And I'll Search You Out' | Brain Pickings

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Arthur Rackham's Grimm's Fairy Tales. These scans are from a first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales from 1909. This book is packed with amazing color plates and ink sketches.

Arthur Rackham's Grimm's Fairy Tales. These scans are from a first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales from 1909. This book is packed with amazing color plates and ink sketches.

Arthur Rackham's Grimm's Fairy Tales. These scans are from a first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales from 1909. This book is packed with amazing color plates and ink sketches.

Arthur Rackham's Grimm's Fairy Tales. These scans are from a first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales from 1909. This book is packed with amazing color plates and ink sketches.

"Strawberries in the Snow" by Arthur Rackham. (from the Grimms' fairy tale Little Brother & Little Sister)

Bohemian Blasphemy - Early sketches by Production Designer, Guy Hendrix... More