Peeps into Fairland (1924)

Written and illustrated by Horace Knowles



To the left, we show a rare copy of Peeps into Fairyland -

illustrated by Horace Knowles and published by

Thornton Butterworth Ltd (London) in 1924. Printing

was undertaken by Stoddart & Malcolm (Edinburgh).


This example retains the original decoratively

gilt-stamped gold cloth cover.







On the right, we show the wonderful

decorated Title Page designed by Knowles.


Peeps into Fairyland (1924) marked a progression for Horace Knowles as it was the first book that he both

authored and illustrated. It continued the tradition established with his earlier collaborative work and is

beautifully illustrated with colour and monotone images.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints


We have prepared sets of 6 Greeting Cards displaying each of Knowles' colour images for Peeps into Fairyland 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: HK PF CS(6)
Price: US$30.00


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 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



In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful examples of the art of Horace Knowles.



The colour illustrations


Fairy Gold

Elves make the most beautiful armour

for Fairy Queen's Knights

The Way to Fairyland

The Land of Splendid Dreams which

is on the way to Fairyland

The Fairy Queen

Fairies take Morning Dew from the

Flowers to make the Queen's clothes

The Fairy Baby's Cradle

They hang the Leaf Cradle by

Cobwebs from a tree



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C1 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C2 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C3 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C4 12x18
Price: US$60.00




How to go to the Fairy Ball

Fairy Queen will send some of her

Elf Messengers to invite you



The Fairy Ball

The Fairy Musicians


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C5 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HK PF C6 12x18
Price: US$60.00