single page item is a reproduction of the first page of the
classic story, Jack and the Beanstalk. It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
and the Beanstalk
the reign of the famous King Arthur there lived in Cornwall
a lad named Jack, who was a boy of a bold temper, and took
delight in hearing or reading of conjurers, giants, and fairies;
and used to listen eagerly to the deeds of the knights of
King Arthurs Round Table.
those days there lived on St. Michaels Mount, off Cornwall,
a huge giant, eighteen feet high and nine feet round; his
fierce and savage looks were the terror of all who beheld
dwelt in a gloomy cavern on the top of the mountain, and used
to wade over to the mainland in search of prey; when he would
throw half a dozen oxen upon his back, and tie three times
as many sheep and hogs round his waist, and march back to
his own abode.
giant had done this for many years when Jack resolved to destroy
took a horn, a shovel, a pickaxe, his armor, and a dark lantern,
and one winters evening he went to the mount. There
he dug a pit twenty-two feet deep and twenty broad. He covered
the top over so as to make it look like solid ground. He then
blew his horn so loudly that the giant awoke and came out
of his den crying out: You saucy villain! You shall
pay for this Ill broil you for my breakfast!
had just finished, when, taking one step further, he tumbled
headlong into the pit, and Jack struck him a blow on the head
with his pickaxe which killed him. Jack then returned home
to cheer his friends with the news.
giant, called Blunderbore, vowed to be revenged on Jack if
ever he should have him in his power. This giant kept an enchanted
castle in the midst of a lonely wood; and some time after
the death of Cormoran Jack was passing through a wood, and
being weary, sat down
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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