I lived in Ireland for a couple years after uni and I remember stumbling across Harry Clarke's work in the Art Gallery in Dublin, and it really blew my mind. My absolute favourite illustration of his is called 'Ophelia' and features a twisted version of the Hamlet character's death scene, where Ophelia floats to the depths of a river. I saw that artwork in the gallery with my own eyes and I was hooked.
Seriously google it. It has a big old lobster in it.
Anyway, discovering Harry Clarke's beautiful artwork in Dublin really sent me on a mission to find illustrated fairy tale books, and this one must be the pride of my collection.
Of course, being an older book it is outrageously racist, which means I will never ever read these stories to my future babies, but being the objective modern woman that I am, I can still enjoy the lovely (slightly weird and creepy) illustrations.