Images to Tell a Story
Anne Anderson ~ Cover Art ~ Stories from Chaucer ~ 1913 ~ via
The Enchanted Forest by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite ~ A & C Black, Ltd. ~ London ~ 1921 ~ A Well Loved Copy
Donald Grant Mitchell, Dream Life (1899)

John Bell ~ 1894 ~ Cover Detail ~ Phantastes: A Faerie Romance by George MacDonald ~ via
Read the article with book review excerpts from the era, and see more at my blogspot blog, Art of Narrative.

Mabel Lucie Attwell ~ The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley ~ First Edition ~ 1915 ~ via

Aubrey Beardsley ~ Book Cover ~ Under the Hill and Other Essays ~ via
BEARDSLEY, AUBREY: Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse. London: John Lane 1904. Illustrations with tissue guards. 4to. 70, [4, ads] pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, with gilt design by Beardsley.

Edmund Dulac ~ Book Cover ~ Fairies I Have Met by Mrs. (Maud Margaret) Rodolph Stawell ~ 1910 ~ full text via The Open Library
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Front cover from English illustration, ‘the sixties’ : 1857-70, by Gleeson White, London, 1903.
(Source: archive.org)