The Three Jovial Huntsmen
The Three Jovial Huntsmen (1880) was a popular British picture book illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans and published by George Routledge & Sons in London. The toy book, which is a variant of the folklore song The Three Huntsmen (sometimes called the Three Jolly Huntsmen), was well-received, selling tens of thousands of copies.
The three droll equestrians featured in the book are featured in the Caldecott Medal and as the logo of the Horn Book Magazine. In 1914, 4 colour pictures from the book were reproduced by Frederick Warne & Co as postcards.
The story was also noted for using the word powlert which was not defined in both the The New English and The Century dictionaries.
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- Cech, p. 110
- "The Three Jovial Huntsmen by Randolph Caldecott. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1907.". Victorian Era Children's Literature. University of South Florida Library. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- "Randolph Caldecott Postcards". Randolph Caldecott Society UK. 15 Mar 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
- Scott, p. 125
- Cech, John (1983–1984). "Remembering Caldecott: The Three Jovial Huntsmen and the Art of the Picture Book". The Lion and the Unicorn, (The Johns Hopkins University Press) 7/8: 110–119. ISSN 0147-2593.
- Scott, Mary Augusta (April 1914). "Powlert: An Unexplained Folk-Song Word". Modern Language Notes (Johns Hopkins University Press) 29 (4): 125–126. JSTOR 2916082.
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