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Illustration by Nikolai Kochergin for “The little humpbacked horse” by Pyotr Yershov.

Illustration by Nikolai Kochergin for “The little humpbacked horse” by Pyotr Yershov.

The art of biography is
 Different from geography
Geography is about maps
But biography is about chaps.
From Biography for beginners, by G. K. Chesterton, London, 1905.
(Source: archive.org)

The art of biography is

Different from geography

Geography is about maps

But biography is about chaps.

From Biography for beginners, by G. K. Chesterton, London, 1905.

(Source: archive.org)


The Russian Story Book, 1916 - Frank Cheyne Papé.

The Russian Story Book, 1916 - Frank Cheyne Papé.

Maurice & The Mermaids by M.W. Taylor  1920s
Who knew earwigs could be so lovely.
My Treasure Hour Super Time Annual, 1969.

 Warwick Goble (1862–1943) was an illustrator of children’s books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.
Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette. In the 1890s, he contributed half-tone illustrations to monthly magazines such as Strand Magazine, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Boy’s Own Paper. In 1893, he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1896, he began illustrating books. In 1898, he was the first to illustrate H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. He briefly continued with scientific romance themes.
In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry.
During World War I, he was employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service with the Red Cross in France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and traveling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943. Wiki [adventures-of-the-blackgang]

Warwick Goble (1862–1943) was an illustrator of children’s books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.

Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette. In the 1890s, he contributed half-tone illustrations to monthly magazines such as Strand Magazine, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Boy’s Own Paper. In 1893, he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1896, he began illustrating books. In 1898, he was the first to illustrate H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. He briefly continued with scientific romance themes.

In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry.

During World War I, he was employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service with the Red Cross in France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and traveling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943. Wiki [adventures-of-the-blackgang]