You may be familiar with Mr. Vess’ work and not even know it. If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman, you most likely have seen art by Charles Vess. He did the artwork for Stardust, Sandman, and the Books of Magic, all Gaiman projects.
If you are interested in illustrations of myths and fairy tales, you will like his work.
Seriously, go over there and check it out. All 200 pages are there, even the foreward by Susanna Clarke.