This blog seems to be obsessed with the Victorian age at the moment, but I assure you that it's not intentional. I've just had a lot of 19th century books and ephemera arrive recently.
Today's pictures are some stunning colour illustrations from a children's book that was published in 1870. The book itself was in appalling condition, but I managed to rescue the plates. If you want to use the images, they've been scanned at a reasonably high resolution: