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The Provensens’ Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Aesop’s Fables
The Provensens’ Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Aesop’s Fables

Timeless visual exorcism of our greatest moral shortcomings, bridging antiquity and today.

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Homer for Young Readers: The Provensens’ Vibrant Vintage Illustrations for the Iliad & Odyssey
Homer for Young Readers: The Provensens’ Vibrant Vintage Illustrations for the Iliad & Odyssey

Ancient Greek mythology meets mid-century art.

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A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Vintage Illustrated Verses for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Vintage Illustrated Verses for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

“William, William, writing late by the chill and sooty grate, what immortal story can make your tiger roar again?”

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Culinary Advice from James Beard, Illustrated by the Provensens
Culinary Advice from James Beard, Illustrated by the Provensens

“Take time to cherish the old and to investigate the new.”

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Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen
The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen

“A little owl looked wise. ‘I think there’s going to be a parade,’ he said.”

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