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The Diverting History Of John Gilpin - Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Home Safe Again Randolph Caldecott

The Diverting History Of John Gilpin - Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Home Safe Again

Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was one of the most important British illustrators. He transformed the world of decorated childrens books in the Victorian era. In 1877, he was asked by Edmund Evans, the colour printer and talented engraver, toMoreRandolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was one of the most important British illustrators. He transformed the world of decorated childrens books in the Victorian era. In 1877, he was asked by Edmund Evans, the colour printer and talented engraver, to illustrate two childrens books. These books were an immediate success and he went on to produce two books every Christmas until he died. Caldecott chose all the stories and rhymes he illustrated and occasionally wrote and added to the stories himself. His delightful style and humour can still be enjoyed by young and old alike. This story, The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, was one of the first two books illustrated by Caldecott and was originally published in 1878. Many of the earliest childrens books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.