A Little Boy Lost (1920)
Illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop
To the left, we show a copy of A Little Boy Lost,
as illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop - published by
Alfred A Knopf Inc. (New York) in 1920.
This example retains the original decoratively
gold-stamped turquoise cloth cover.
On the right, we show the decorated
Title Page to A Little Boy Lost.
Published in 1920 by Alfred A Knopf Inc. (New York), A Little Boy Lost is a fantasy tale authored by William Hudson
(an English author, naturalist and ornithologist). It tells the tale of a lost boy (Martin) making his way through a fantastic
wilderness adventure in which he has contact with all manner of plants, other living creatures and peoples.
Lathrop's colour and monotone contributions to A Little Boy Lost enliven an already captivating tale to stunning effect.
Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints
We have prepared sets of 8 Greeting Cards displaying each of Lathrop's colour images for A Little Boy Lost and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.
Similarly, we have prepared sets of 4 Greeting Cards displaying each of Lathrop's major monotone images for A Little Boy Lost and on the right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Again, ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal.
When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century.
Hand-finishing is used to replicate the visual appearance of a tipped-on plate and the images are presented on
Ivory card stock (in the case of colour illustrations) or White card stock (in the case of monotone illustrations)
with an accompanying envelope. We have left the cards blank so that you may write your own personal
Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print or an individual Greeting Card from this suite of images, simply
click on the illustration and you will be taken to a new screen where you may select from a variety of sizing
options and organise payment through our Shopping Cart secured with PayPal. Of course, should you require a
customised preparation, we welcome your contact through ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.
In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Dorothy Lathrop.
The colour illustrations
He in turn, leaning over the rock
stared back into Martin's face with
his immense fishy eyes
"Oh, poor bird," he cried suddenly,
"Open your wings and fly away!"
The Queen wishes to speak to you -
stand up, little boy
How strange it seemed when,
holding on to a twig, he bent
over and saw himself
reflected in that black mirror
He quickly ate it, and then
pulled another and ate that,
and then another, and still
others, until he could eat
She raised him in her arms and
pressed him to her bosom,
wrapping her hair like a
warm mantle around him
Throwing up her arms, she uttered
a long call, and the birds began to
come lower and lower down
One of the Mist People - held
the shell to Martin's ear - and
Martin knew - that it was the
Voice of the Sea
The major monotone illustrations
Groping his way to the bucket of cold
water - he managed to raise it up in
his arms, and poured it over the
Then the wild man, catching Martin
up, leaped upon the back of one of
For a moment or two he was
tempted to turn and run back
into the passage through which
he had come
The doe - timidly smelt at his hand,
then licked it with her long pink