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F. D. Bedford

Author,Illustrator

(1864 - 1954)

F. D. Bedford

Francis Donkin Bedford, also known as F. D. Bedford, was a British artist and illustrator.

His most famous works include illustrations for:

  • A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1897)
  • The Books of Shops (1899)
  • Four and Twenty Toilers (1900)
  • The Visit to London (1902)
  • Peter and Wendy (1911)
  • The Magic Fishbone (1921)
  • A Christmas Carol (1923)
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (1927)

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Bibliography

Four and Twenty Toilers (1900)

Pictures and poems about various trades and professions. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): E. V. Lucas
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Friendly Town (1905)

This collection of essays on the joys of city life has endpapers by F. D. Bedford. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): E. V. Lucas
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Gentlest Art (1908)

A collection of letters. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1899)

Professor Redlaw is haunted by his anger at past slights but learns forgetting will not heal him -- he must forgive. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq (1898)

A romance of the early eighteenth century in Thackeray’s best style. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Isle of Wight (1905)

A vistor’s guide to the island off the south coast of England. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): George Clinch
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Kent (1903)

A visitor’s guide to the English county of Kent. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): George Clinch
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Knock at the Door (1931)

Stephen is half mortal and half fairy and must choose his inheritance.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Land of the Ever Young (1920)

Dermot, an antiseptic boy, meets Micky, a Simple-Lifer girl and they have adventures with the pooka under the sea.

Author(s): Rosamond Langbridge
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Life and Adventures of Lady Anne (1969)

The story of an orphan whose aristocratic parents die, leaving her to the parish. The illustrations likely came from Forgotten Tales of Long Ago. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories (1920)

A collection of fairy tales including the story of a princess who loses her gravity.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Lilith (1924)

A story about a journey to the world of the dead.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Magic Fishbone (1921)

The story of the Princess Alicia and her fairy godmother Grandmarina and a certain salmon bone, to say nothing of her eighteen brothers and sisters. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Meggie: A Day-Dream (1908)

A collection of short sentimental essays about an orphan girl and her aunt and grandmother.

Author(s): Victoria F. C. Percy
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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A Night of Wonders (1906)

A Christmas adventure.

Author(s): F. D. Bedford
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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No Thoroughfare (1898)

Based on a stage play co-written with Wilkie Collins, this is the story of two orphans given the same name and the search for a missing heir. The title page by Bedford; frontis by Goodman.

Author(s): Wilkie Collins
Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford
A. Jules Goodman

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Old Country Life (1890)

A collection of essays on the decline of the English squirearchy. Read for free online at Internet Achive.

Author(s): S. Baring-Gould
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford
Francis Masey
William Parkinson

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Old English Fairy Tales (1895)

A collection of the older English fairy tales. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): S. Baring-Gould
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Old Fashioned Stories and Poems Volume VI (1907)

An anthology from the early part of the twentieth century. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford
Walter Crane
Et al

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Old Fashioned Tales (1905)

Nineteen stories from the earliest children’s literature. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Thomas Day
Maria Edgeworth
Charles Lamb
Mary Lamb
Catherine Sinclair
Et al
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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