Hoskyn’s caricature cartography

By HOSKYN, E[lizabeth] L[ouisa], 1912 

Stories of Old By E.L. Hoskyn B.A. (Lond.)… Containing Twelve Full-Page Illustrations in Colour by L. Tennant.

  • Author: HOSKYN, E[lizabeth] L[ouisa]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication date: 1912.
  • Physical description: Quarto (240 by 170mm), title, 96pp., 12 chromolithograph images, original brown cloth covers, with Pied Piper illustration pasted to upper cover, rebacked.
  • Inventory reference: 2693


Charming work evoking stories of the patron saints of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Russia, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Scandinavia, Iceland, and Denmark. Each story is a accompanied by an illustration by Lilian Tennant. Tennant (nee. Lancaster) was an illustrator, and one time actress, who first caartographic work was penned at the age of Fifteen, was supposedly intended to cheer-up her sick brother. 

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