WTF is that?! I'm amazed!
Out of all of them, "Sweet William" gives me the fear. I'm constantly amazed by the quality and quantity of posts on this blog. Keep up the good work!
These are so WONDERFUL! How on earth did you manage to snag three more of the books in this series? They seem to be so rare.
Thanks for your comments.Jon, I was thinking of giving Sweet William his own post.Mars Tokyo, I lucked out and found copies in the $20 range. They will probably be hideously damaged, but I'm not picky (no pun intended).Will
Eek, these are cool. What a great post. I'm seriously envious of your bookshelves.
these count as an absolute discovery, the pictures are incredible, thanks for posting as i will have to delve into a night in crystal cave... i agree with saskia WTF!!!!!
Really weird indeed. I'm inclined to think the books need to be read as well as just examined; presumably the story line is also creepy.
Thanks again all.Steve, the Crystal Cave is sick -- just arrived.Karla, I might have to examine the text of these, esp. "Brainy Berries" -- there is a character named Brutus Blackberry drawn in an outrageously racist way. For all I know the text could be overtly racist, so I better check it.Will
Well, you do have to keep in mind that lots of mainstream illustrations from the 1920s would be considered terribly racist today. I'm not saying they weren't racist then, but evidently most people (or least white people) didn't perceive the imagery as being so at the time.