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Illustrations from: Tales of the Barber Surgeon (Public domain art-share)

I was out on a flea market to kill some time and happened to lay my eyes on some old books that looked interesting. At first I had no intention of buying them despite the initial coolness, but in the short flip-though I saw a ton of amazing black and white artwork that I had not seen anywhere before. The books were from a series written by Zacharias Topelius, a famous Finnish author from the 1800’s so it crossed my mind that maybe these illustrations are just as old and would thus be public domain. Quick google search proved my suspicion… jackpot! These were like 10th issue from the 1950's so I got all three books for the whopping price of 3 € total. The books are illustrated by Albert Edelfelt and Carl Larsson. Both are semi-well-known in Finland, but from the little searching I did, I could only find the more popular paintings from them in the internet and none of these. Maybe now they see the light of day once more. Some of my favourites. The books form a three part series: Väls
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