Illustration o'clock: Tanglewood Tales (by Nathaniel Hawthorne) 1921, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. Virginia illustrated only 3 titles for Penn Publishing Company, the third being Arabian Nights (which took her 3 yrs to complete), due to succumbing to tuberculosis.
Free: Download the whole book at archive.org: http://archive.org/details/tanglewoodtales00hawt
And check out the 50watts gallery. Her abilities astonish, and her vision rather makes my heart hurt. Look at the page with the bushes made of bubbles.
ILLUSTRATION O'clock: Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) "Old French Fairy Tales". She managed to illustrate 3 books before dying of tuberculosis.
Download the free book, here: http://archive.org/details/oldfrenchfairyta00sg
And see a gallery, here:
From 50watts: "Missouri-born illustrator Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) managed to complete just three books in her short life, all of them commissioned by the Penn Publishing Company: Old French Fairy Tales (1920), Tanglewood Tales (1921), and Arabian Nights (1928). She was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 19, around the time she received that first commission. David Apatoff wrote a lovely appreciation of her work and life at his Illustration Art."