Droll Tales 29

This, the shortest tale in the collection, occupying not much more than two pages of text, has no illustration in The Folio Society edition and just one small one in The Bibliophilist Society’s production.

It is, to my mind, the neatest gem with a play on two kinds of “Innocence”.

Here are the drawings of Gustave Doré for the second society above.

Further details of the publications are given in https://derrickjknight.com/2023/01/06/droll-tales-1/except that there are no pictures here by Jean de Bosschère as I do not have any of the third Decade by him.


    1. I thought so too, Lavinia. Perhaps, Doré in particular, they were saving themselves for the final swansong to come. Thanks very much

  1. It could be that the publishing contracts called for a particular number of illustrations, so they chose not to put more with such a short story.

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