Monday, May 14, 2007

Palmer Cox and his Brownies!

I've collected about a half of dozen or so of Palmer Cox's books. They have pages that are yellowed and cracked with age. Here is a scan of the back cover of one of my favorites called The Brownies Kind Deed, which was printed in 1903. This particular one does not have any of those "little folks" in it, but it still has a charming appeal to it!

PALMER COX (1840-1924),

Matthew Farfan

Brownies, like fairies and goblins,
are imaginary little spirits, who are
supposed to delight in harmless
pranks and helpful deeds.
They work and sport while
weary households sleep, and never
allow themselves to be seen by
mortal eyes.

Palmer Cox

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