Linton- Life in the Collections
Jane G. Austin:
27) Moonfolk: A True Account of the Home of the Fairy Tales.
New York 1874
The author of this cycle of fairy tales, Jane Goodwin Austin, comes from the context of the Boston transcendentalists. The sixty-five illustrations, all drawn and engraved by Linton, belong in terms of technique to the finest examples of his free mode of engraving, in terms of their inventiveness they certainly rank among the most imaginative children’s book illustrations of the era, on a par with John Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland imagery.