Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. The Adventure Classics, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. A 14 volume complete matched set that is now OUT OF PRINT from the publisher. Full genuine leather bound collector's edition. The books feature multi-color leather bindings with a special frontal design. Each book measures 6.75" x 9". Front cover artwork, frontispiece and inside illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
Included in this collection are the following volumes:
1. Westward Ho!, by Charles Kingsley
2. The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
3. The Boy's King Arthur, by Sidney Lanier
4. Drums, by James Boyd
5. The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper
6. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
7. Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving
8. Kidnapped, by Robert louis Stevenson
9. Treasure Island, by Robert louis Stevenson
10. The Black Arrow, by Robert louis Stevenson
11. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
12. The Scottish Chiefs, by Jane Porter
13. Robin Hood, by Paul Creswick
14. The White Company, by Arthur Conan Doyle
About the artist N.C. Wyeth.
Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known.
The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."