Illustrated Unillustrateds

In 1944 The Modern Library introduced its line of illustrated editions. Lasting only a few years, the series had a total of 20 laviously illustrated titles. (For the details, see Modern Library Illustrated Editions and Guide to the Illustrated Editions.) But a number of other regular & giant editions were also illustrated, some with just decorative line drawings but others with quite detailed drawings, maps, and photographs. A list of those with at least two illustrations appears below. If you know of others not on this list, please let us know.

Thanks to collector Drew Asson whose observations about the illustrations in Tortilla Flat prompted the creation of this page.

Tole #
258.2 Alcott, Louisa May Little Women Jousset, Albert de Mee
175.2 Bemelmans, Ludwig My War with the United States Bemelmans, Ludwig
285.1 Blake, William Selected Poetry and Prose Blake, William
379.1 Bradford, William Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Raisz, Erwin
106.2 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights Eichenberg, Fritz
G035.1 Bury, J.B. History of Greece misc.
G013.1 Carlyle, Thomas The French Revolution misc.
G028.1 Carroll, Lewis Complete Works of Lewis Carroll Teniell, John
174.1, G015.1 Cervantes, Miguel de Don Quixote Dore, Gustave
094.1 Cooper, James Fenimore Leatherstocking Saga Marsh, Reginald
208.1, 208.2 Dante Divine Comedy unknown
G027.1 Darwin, Charles Origin of Species/Descent of Man misc.
110.2 Dickens, Charles David Copperfield Brown, Hablot Knight ("Phiz")
151.1 (1939 + later) Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Brothers Karamazov unknown
G060.1 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Idiot Robinson, Boardman
207.1 du Maurier, George Peter Ibbetson du Maurier, George
028.3 Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary (later bindings) unknown
026.1 Gilbert, W.S. Mikado and other Plays Bab [?]
148.2 Heyward, Dubose Porgy Nadejen, Theodore
089.2 Hudson, W.H. Green Mansions Kauffer, E. McKnight
112.2 Hughes, Richard High Wind in Jamaica unknown
318.1 Kafka, Franz The Trial Salter, George
182.1 Kent, Rockwell Wilderness Kent, Rockwell
056.2 Longfellow, Henry Poems unknown
G064.1 Melville, Herman Moby Dick Kent, Rockwell
152.2 misc. Outline of Abnormal Psychology, Revised misc. (some diff. from 152.1)
152.1 misc. Outline of Abnormal Psychology misc.
G081.1 misc. Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor unknown
G048.1 misc. The Metropolitan Opera Guide Serebriakoff, Alexandre
G073.1 misc. Subtreasury of American Humor misc.
235.1—235.4 Nevins and Commager Short History of the United States misc.
164.2 Newton, A. Edward Amenities of Book Collecting misc.
150.1 Pennell, Elizabeth Robins Art of Whistler Whistler, James Abott McNeill
G029.1 Prescott, William H. Conquest of Mexico and Conquest of Peru unknown [two maps]
280.1 Saki Short Stories Saki
216.1 Steinbeck, John Tortilla Flat Gannett, Ruth
100.2, 100.3, 100.4 Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels (etc.) unknown
042.1 Symonds, Arthur Art of Aubrey Beardsley Beardsley, Aubrey
131.3 Thackery, William M Vanity Fair unknown
085.3 Thurber, James The Thurber Carnival Thurber, James
105.1 van Loon, Hendrik Willem Ancient Man Van Loon, Hendrik Willem
047.1 Voltaire Candide unknown
041.1 Weinberg, Louis Art of Rodin Rodin, Auguste
197.1 Wells, H.G. Tono Bungay Wells, H.G.
005.1 Wells, H.G. The War in the Air Papé, Frank C.
G050.1 Whitman, Walt Leaves of Grass Angelo, Valenti
G009.1 Young, G.F. The Medici misc.