Princess Rusovlaska This illustration was taken from an old book of Fairy tales, which belonged to my grandmother when she was a girl. It was printed in 1914. It is Czech. Central Europe was a place where the fairy tales could be quite dark. I remember staying awake terrified sometimes after my mother chilled me with a particularly gruesome tale.
Jewel-toned old BOOKS. Antique leather-bound books from France dating from the 1800's to early 1900's, $28 each. Sold by http://PoshChicago.com/collections Image stored at: shoptometrist.blogspot, Oct 16, 2009.