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The following images are from Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairy Tales, Delcourt Press 1984, drawn and cut by illustrator Derek Collard. These illustrations are relief block prints, I assume, and in my opinion, are perfect companions to Mr. Garner’s text. The decorated borders recall the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon origin of many of the stories, as well as the work of William Morris and his influential association with the Arts and Crafts movement.

All images © Derek Collard. There isn’t a lot of information available on Derek Collard, but this one and several other books he’s illustrated are at alibris.com. Enjoy!

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