Sunday, 16 March 2008

Early Works: Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

After the publication of Simple Simon: His Adventures in the Thistle Patch, the publishers Sampson Low, Marston & Co. brought out new editions of a number of Louisa M. Alcott's books, this time illustrated with four full-colour plates by Gladys Peto.  Again, the illustrations are quite naive, but one can clearly see the embryonic stages of what was to become Peto's trademark style.

Here are the illustrations from Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag:

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