Permanent Collection Highlights

Selected Treasures


by Kraig Binkowski

Published by Scala Publishers, 2004
136 pages, Paperback

Over 130 pages, this beautifully illustrated guide examines selected masterpieces from the collection. An introduction to each section provides background information on the art, artists, and their impact, as well as the significance of the collection to the art world in general.

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The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes


Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications, 2008 (originally published 1897)
Paperback, 358 pages

Young Jack Ballister, an English orphan, is kidnapped and sent to America. He is sold into slavery on a Virginia Tobacco plantation in 1719. He then stumbles onto a savage plot by pirates who are under the command of the sinister Captain Edward Teach, who is none other than the infamous Blackbeard!

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Men of Iron


By Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications, 2003
Paperback, 224 pages

Master storyteller Howard Pyle at his best, incorporating fascinating historical information about life in a medieval castle, knighthood, and chivalry into the fast-moving and entertaining story of young Myles Falworth’s fight to restore his family’s rights and good name.

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications; New Ed edition, 1965
Paperback, 313 pages

The thrilling and timeless legend, masterfully illustrated.

The story of the incomparable Arthur, the lovely Guinevere, the wicked Morgana le Fey, and the magical Merlin has enthralled and delighted readers for centuries.

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Otto of the Silver Hand


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by New York, Dover Publications, 1967
Paperback, 173 pages

A rich and engrossing thread of romance runs through this tale of a motherless son of a valiant robber baron of Medieval Germany. Young Otto is raised in a monastery, only to return to his family’s domain and become painfully involved in the blood-feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen.

This book has become a legend, a modern story with the feel and sound of an ancient tale, enhanced by 55 of Pyle’s illustrations. It is a reading adventure that youngsters will not soon forget.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover republication
Paperback, 173 pages

Pyle takes the reader along with Robin Hood and his band on their merry adventures. They tell of Little John, Will Scarlet, Allan a Dale, The Sheriff of Nottingham, and many other

This is the best version of the classic stories and the only edition which reproduces both Pyle’s original (1883) text and his famous illustrations in their entirety, including the page decorations.

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The Wonder Clock


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Dover Publications, Inc., 1965
Paperback, 319 pages

This collection includes some of Pyle’s most entertaining and imaginative works—24 delightful fairy tales, one for each hour of the day.

Each story is preceded with a verse by Katherine Pyle that indicates the hour of the day and sets the stage for the tale that follows. 148 illustrations enhance the stories.

This is a collection of tales that now growing boy or girl should be without. Parents too, will look forward to reading these stories to their children.

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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover (1992) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1910
Paperback, 272 pages

This book is a rich chronicle that includes the stirring adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail as well as the last chapters in the life of King Arthur.

Recounted in a language appropriately medieval in flavor and enhanced with 39 of Howard Pyle’s richly atmospheric illustrations, these tales promise a splendid reading experience—a magical journey to a far off time and bygone world of knightly valor and chivalric romance.

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The Story of the Sir Launcelot and His Companions


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Unabridged Dover (1991) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1907
Paperback, 352 pages

For generations, Howard Pyle’s beautifully illustrated tales of Arthurian Britain have fired the imaginations of young readers.

This enchanting volume celebrates the exploits and conquests of Sir Launcelot, one of the most famous knights of King Arthur’s Round Table.

52 richly detailed illustrations highlight each story’s dramatic moments.

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The Story of the Champions of the Round Table


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover (1968) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1905
Paperback, 329 pages

Written two years after The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, this Howard Pyle book returns to Arthur’s Court and presents the adventure-filled stories of three worthy, noble excellent knights-champions—Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristam, and Sir Percival.

All are told in Pyle’s inimitable style, capturing perfectly the tone and spirit of ancient romance. 50 of Pyle’s illustrations help make this one of the most memorable adventure books ever written for young readers.

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The Garden Behind the Moon: A Real Story of the Moon Angel


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1895
Paperback, 118 pages

A lot of people wonder what’s on the other side of the moon. David—a dreamy young boy—actually finds out. Once there, he meets the Man-in-the-Moon, discovers a magical garden, battles a terrible giant, and brings lost treasures back to Earth.

10 full-page black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle enhance this tale of a faraway world, where children play and no one ever cries. As an added bonus, readers can visit the Delaware Art Museum and see all 10 original illustrations in the Howard Pyle Gallery!

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The Book of Pirates


Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications; illustrated edition edition, 2000
Paperback, 320 pages

Rarely have the exploits of marauding pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main been more vividly recounted than in the stories of author and illustrator Howard Pyle. Possessed of a unique talent for recapturing the flavor of bygone eras, Pyle wrote and illustrated these highly readable, swashbuckling sagas of the sea wolves who sailed under the dreaded black king.

The result is a treasury of marvelous tales, enhanced with 63 of Pyle’s own incomparable illustrations—including 11 full page color plates. It is sure to delight any lover of tales of adventure on the high seas.

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William Morris on Art and Socialism


Edited by Norman Kelvin

Published by Dover Publications, 1999
Paperback, 192 pages

William Morris exerted an enormous influence in many fields. He covered topics from design and craftsmanship through literature and social politics. He gave many lectures and published many essays on his ideas. This book gives an overview with several complete essays of Morris’ ranging from 1877 to 1896.

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American Book Design and William Morris


By Susan Otis Thompson

Published by By Oak Knoll Press, 1996
Paperback, 258 pages

American book design underwent a dramatic change beginning in the 1890’s. William Morris and his Kelmscott Press helped form the Arts and Crafts Movement which was one of the major catalysts for this change in book design. His work chronicles Morris’ influence, the Arts and Crafts book style and the distinction between Aesthetic, Arts and Crafts, and the Art Nouveau styles of books.

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Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite


By David B. Elliott

Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2000
Hardcover, 266 pages

Charles Fairfax Murray was a painter, art dealer, collector, and close friend to William Morris, Burne-Jones, the Rossetti’s as well as being a protégé of John Ruskin.  He started off his art career as a studio assistant to Burne-Jones and ended his life as a painter (his “Romeo and Juliet” is in the Delaware Art Museum Collection) and an expert on Classical Italian Paintings.  Written by his grandson, this book gives a wonderful insight to the Victorian art world the Pre-Raphaelites were changing.  This is an autographed copy.

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Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum


Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

By Stephen Wildman

This beautifully illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive overview of the Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection, and the artists who comprised the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Published by Art Services International, 2004
Quality Paperback, 395 pages

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The Life of William Morris


By J. W. Mackail.
Published by Dover Publications in 1995 and reissued in 2011.
Paperback.  364 pages.

Originally written in 1899 and published as two volumes, The Life of William Morris is now bound as one volume in this updated edition. This classic biography was written just a few years after Morris’ death at the request of Edward Burne-Jones. J.W. Mackail was given access to Morris’ family and business papers and interviewed many of Morris’ friends, family members, and fellow artists to create a compelling biography of the artist’s life.

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The Art and Illustration of Walter Crane


Selected and Edited by Jeff A. Menges
Published by Dover Publications, 2010.
Paperback. 109 pages.

Walter Crane was a prominent figure in the late Victorian art world.  A friend of William Morris, Crane agreed with Morris’ views that  “…art should exist in all things.” Although his first love was painting, Crane had a lively career as an illustrator. This book provides an overview of Crane’s illustrations, watercolors, and oil paintings.

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Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais


By Paul Goldman
Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
Hardback.  337 pages.

John Everett Millais is known today as a leading English painter, but he was also an outstanding master of black and white illustrations. This book features these stunning illustrations—which were extremely popular in periodicals during Millais’ lifetime—and offers insights into the imagery the artist was attempting to portray.

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The Collected Letters of Jane Morris


Edited by Frank C. Sharp and Jan Marsh

Publisher: Boydell Press (October 20, 2011)
Pages: 528
Size: 24.4 x 17.2
Binding: Hardback

Jane Morris was one of the famous faces of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  Married to William Morris his fame often overshadowed her own achievements. These letters, most published for the very first time, show a woman actively involved in the family business and the Kelmscott Press. She was also an ardent supporter of Irish Home Rule. Her letters show  an intelligent woman in the turbulent times of the 1880’s.

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Painters of the Ashcan School: The Immortal Eight


By Bennard B. Perlman

Published by Dover Publications, 1988
Paperback, 224 pages

The group called the “Ashcan School” were given this name due to the members’ realistic depictions of life in New York City. Among The Eight were John Sloan, Robert Henri, William J. Glackens, and Maurice Prendergast. This edition features black and white illustrations and includes an introduction by Sloan’s second wife and devoted widow, Helen Farr Sloan.

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