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"Stories from the Pentamerone" (1911)

 

Illustrated by Warwick Goble

 

 

"Stories from the Pentamerone" (1911) is based on a collection of tales written by Giambattista Basile - a late-Renaissance Italian poet and

courtier.

 

As adapted by Strange from Basile's work, this version of Stories from the Pentamerone conforms with the fairytale setting of the original -

within which further fairytales are explored - but, in this form, only 32 of the original tales are told, those including: 'How the Tales came to be

told'; 'The Myrtle'; 'Peruonto'; 'Vardiello'; 'The Flea'; 'Cenerentola'; 'The Merchant'; 'Goat-Face'; 'The Enchanted Doe'; 'Parsley'; 'The Three

Sisters'; 'Violet'; 'Pippo'; 'The Serpent'; 'The She-Bear'; 'The Dove'; 'Cannetella'; 'Corvetto'; 'The Booby'; 'The Stone in the Cock's Head';

'The Three Enchanted Princes'; 'The Dragon'; 'The Two Cakes'; 'The Seven Doves'; 'The Raven'; 'The Months'; 'Pintosmalto'; 'The Golden

Root'; 'The Sun, Moon, and Talia'; 'Nennillo and Nennella'; 'The Three Citrons'; and 'Conclusion'.

 

Contemporary reviews of Goble's artwork were favourable - including that published in "The Academy" (Vol. 81: 1911) thus:

 

This is an exceptionally beautiful Christmas book. It is good outside and inside, most

attractively bound, beautifully illustrated in colour, the designs being chaste as well as

whimsical ... [a]ltogether a charming production as a gift-book to children who are old

enough to appreciate graceful writing and beautifully executed illustrations. The volume

is compiled with all the art to point a moral or adorn a tail.

 

Goble's extensive suite of 32 colour illustrations for Stories from the Pentamerone (1911) provide a lovely complement to the classic tales

drawn from Basile's work.

 

 

Cover for ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911), illustrated by Warwick Goble

To the left, we show a rare First Edition copy of "Stories from the Pentamerone" (1911)

carrying the illustrations of Warwick Goble.

 

This example retains the original decoratively gilt-stamped red cloth cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the right, we show the unassuming

Title Page to this First Edition.

Title Page for ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911), illustrated by Warwick Goble

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Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters showing the artwork of

Warwick Goble from "Stories from the Pentamerone" (1911)

 

 

     
Greeting Card sample showing a Warwick Goble illustration from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)

 

Front of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

For connoisseurs of Goble's work, we have prepared sets of 32 Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium

acid-free card stock) displaying each of his colour images for the First Edition of "Stories from the Pentamerone"

and on the left and right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

 

Code: WG SP CS(32)
Price: US$160.00

Greeting Card sample showing the rear tipped-on information regarding the profiled illustration, ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) and Warwick Goble

 

Rear of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 
 

 

   

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. Each card is

hand-finished and the images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each card

carries information about Warwick Goble, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of the

cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below.

Each of our Fine Art Posters is prepared with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information

about Warwick Goble, this suite and the profiled illustration.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to 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.

 

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

ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Warwick Goble.

 
Fine Art Poster sample showing a Warwick Goble illustration from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 14x11" format

 

 

 

Warwick Goble - the colour illustrations for "Stories from the Pentamerone" (1911)

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - 'The Prince and Zoza with the Story-tellers' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Fairy appearing to the Prince' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Vastolla and Peruonto approaching the Ship' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Vardiello with the Cloth' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

How the Stories Came to be Told

 

The Prince and Zoza with the Story-tellers

 

 

The Myrtle

 

The Fairy appearing to the Prince

Peruonto

 

Vastolla and Peruonto

approaching the Ship

 

 

Vardiello

 

Vardiello with the Cloth

   

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

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Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C2 14x11
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Code: WG SP C3 11x18
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Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C4 11x18
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Warwick Goble - 'The Princess as the Ogre's Bride' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)  Warwick Goble - 'The Fairy appearing to the Prince in the Grotto' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Two Courtiers presenting Cienzo to the King' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Lizard showing Goat-Face the Palace' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

The Flea

 

The Princess as the Ogre's Bride

Cenerentola

 

The Fairy appearing to the

Prince in the Grotto

 

 

The Merchant

 

The Two Courtiers presenting

Cienzo to the King

 

Goat-Face

 

The Lizard showing Goat-Face

the Palace

 

 

   

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C5 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C6 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C7 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C8 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - 'Fenicia and the Two Brothers' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Prince and Parsley looking for the Gall-Nuts' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Prince appearing to Nella' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Violet and the Prince in the Garden' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

The Enchanted Doe

 

Fenicia and the Two Brothers

 

Parsley

 

The Prince and Parsley looking

for the Gall-Nuts

 

 

The Three Sisters

 

The Prince appearing to Nella 

Violet

 

Violet and the Prince in the Garden

 

 

 

   

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C9 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C10 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C11 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C12 14x11
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Warwick Goble - 'The King and the Princess receiving Pippo at Court' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Grannonia and the Fox' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Preziosa in the Garden' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Prince and Filadoro with the Snails' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

Pippo

 

The King and the Princess

receiving Pippo at Court

 

 

The Serpent

 

Grannonia and the Fox

 

 

The She-Bear

 

Preziosa in the Garden

The Dove

 

The Prince and Filadoro with the Snails

 

   

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

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Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C14 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C15 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C16 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - 'Cannetella released from the Cask' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Corvetto escaping with the Ogre's Tapestry' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Royal Proclamation' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Minecco Aniello meeting the Magicians' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

Cannetella

 

Cannetella released from the Cask

 

 

Corvetto

 

Corvetto escaping with the

Ogre's Tapestry

The Booby

 

The Royal Proclamation

The Stone in the Cock's Head

 

Minecco Aniello meeting

the Magicians

 

 

   

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

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Code: WG SP C19 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C20 11x18
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Warwick Goble - 'Rita riding on the Dolphin' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Castles in the Air' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Marziella on the Seashore' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Cianna and her Brothers' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

The Three Enchanted Princes

 

Rita riding on the Dolphin

 

 

The Dragon

 

The Castles in the Air

 

 

The Two Cakes

 

Marziella on the Seashore

The Seven Doves

 

Cianna and her Brothers

   

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Code: WG SP C22 14x11
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Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C23 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C24 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - 'Liviella going to the ship' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Lise, in the Snow, with the Casket' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Betta making Pintosmalto' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Parmetella gathering Golden Leaves' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

The Raven

 

Liviella going to the ship

 

 

The Months

 

Lise, in the Snow,

with the Casket

 

Pintosmalto

 

Betta making Pintosmalto

The Golden Root

 

Parmetella gathering

Golden Leaves

 

 

   

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C25 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C26 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WG SP C27 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG SP C28 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - 'The King and the Falcon outside the Palace' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Nennillo and Nennella in the Wood' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'The Slave at the Well' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911) Warwick Goble - 'Zoza denouncing the Slave' from ''Stories from the Pentamerone'' (1911)    

The Sun, Moon, and Talia

 

The King and the Falcon

outside the Palace

 

 

Nennillo and Nennella

 

Nennillo and Nennella

in the Wood

The Three Citrons

 

The Slave at the Well

 

 

Conclusion

 

Zoza denouncing the Slave

   

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Code: WG SP C29 11x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG SP C30 11x18
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Code: WG SP C31 11x18
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