Dewdrops from Fairyland (1912)

Illustrated by Duncan Carse



A rare copy of Lucy M Scott's Dewdrops from Fairyland - illustrated by Carse and published by Frederick Warne & Co (London and New York) in 1912.

Printing was undertaken by Billing and Sons Ltd (Guildford).




To the left, we show an example with the original

navy- and gilt-decorated blue cloth cover.


On the right, we show Title Page

decorated by Carse.


Dewdrops from Fairyland is a collection of stories purportedly written by Lucy M Scott while she was aged between nine and ten.


The short introduction provides an assurance to that effect from her parents, Major General Douglas A Scott and May Scott (a delightful Edwardian-period touch):


These stories were written by our little daughter Lucy between the ages of

nine and ten.


She has produced them from time to time, entirely unaided. As the interest

of the book so much depends upon its authenticity, we have been asked to five this assurance to the public.


To the right, we show the introduction

and assurance provided by Lucy's parents.


Those stories include: "Silver Wings' Visit to Earth"; "Tiger-Lily Sprite"; "The Last Bee of Summer"; "The Immortal Baby";

"The Witch and the Goblin"; "When the Sun and Moon met"; "The First Rose Beetle"; "A Blackberry Tale"; and

"Mrs Nightingale's Evening Party".


Carse has produced a wonderful suite of colour and monotone illustrations to accompany the tales written by Scott.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints


We have prepared sets of 9 Greeting Cards displaying each of the colour images from Dewdrops from Fairyland (1912) 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.


Code: DC DF CS(9)
Price: US$45.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-in plates - in homage 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-in 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 Poster of one or more of these images, we have provided some

options below. Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any

matter through


In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Duncan Carse.



The colour illustrations



Oh, what did she see?

Tiger-Lily Sprite

A beautiful golden gate seemed

to form in the sky



The Last Bee of Summer

That's what comes of working so much

The Immortal Baby

Playing with the little green crabs

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C2 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C3 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C4 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



The Witch and the Goblin

The head of a tutor and the

hair of a governess



When the Sun and the Moon met

A pale yellow round ball floated

from behind a cloud

The First Rose Beetle

At the Flower Show they were

much praised

A Blackberry Tale

Oh, bother the wind! I can't reach

these blackberries

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C5 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C6 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C7 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C8 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00




Mrs Nightingale's Evening Party

"But how are we to get

there?" asked Peterkin




Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DC DF C9 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00