This Halloween Cotsen Turns Twenty!

Cotsen’s gallery may be closed to the public on our twentieth anniversary, but where ever you go trick or treating, have a hair-raising Halloween!  For a little late-minute inspiration, enjoy this oldie but goodie, Andrew Lang’s Green Fairy Book.

From “King Kojata,” a fairy tale from the Slavic tradition. Andrew Lang, The Green Fairy Book (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892) Cotsen 13655.

The prince (above) would not have found himself in this mess if his father the king had not been bearded by the demon in the well. Page 203 from Andrew Lang, The Green Fairy Book.

A princess and her dragon from “The Heart of Ice,” an unfamiliar fairy tale by the comte de Caylus in Andrew Lang, The Green Fairy Book, p. 119.

This dragon-riding beauty on the front cover of The Green Fairy Book could give Daenerys a run for her money! Cotsen 13655.