Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A MidSummer-Night's Dream—part 5

Another folio of some of William Heath Robinson's finest work.

Oberon. Flying between the cold moon and the earth,
Cupid all arm'd.






Helena. I'll follow thee, and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.




7 comments:

joe bloke said...

thankyou so much for posting these, Thomas. they are absolutely beautiful. I've got to go out and hunt myself down a copy of this, I'd love to see them in print. brilliant, mate.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

You're right Joe. There is nothing like holding a beautiful book—beautifully written, illustrated and printed, with the perfect paper and binding. Ain't no Kindle gonna give you that.

ToB said...

Lovely! I agree, Kindle can't replace the experience of looking at a book with beautiful plates. That's why I think bound books won't die out - but in several decades they may become luxury items.

Mr. Door Tree said...

Thomas,

Many, many, thanks for posting these incredible illustrations by W.H. Robinson from one of the greatest illustrated books of all time! I look in every day and have greatly enjoyed each installment of A Midsummer Night's Dream! For most, Robinson's art is forgotten...thanks to folk like you that make this art available for everyone to see! Can't wait to see the remaining illustrations!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you Mr. Door Tree. High praise indeed, coming from one such as you. Your posts are always a joyful celebration of the illustrative arts.

Annie said...

These are beautiful, Thom! I just came across them.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Annie—They're timeless, aren't they?