Until recently, our library basement held a treasure of old books that were either duplicates of holdings or not suitable for the collection for other reasons. Some were disintegrating and therefore even more attractive to some collectors.....like me. One of the books I rescued for a small donation was the following English literature textbook from 1949.
|Some of the more striking illustrations in the book are by William Meade Prince. Have you ever heard of him? |
My favorite from the book: Bonny Barbara Allan
And every stroke that the dead-bell gave,
It cried, Woe to Barbara Allan!
What do you think? Was Prince every bit as good as Rockwell? Why is he not as celebrated?