Illustrations

25
Oct

Engraving of the Rukh from One Thousand and One Nights

Engravings

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The formidable Rukh (or Roc), the giant bird of prey from Arabian folklore that would amaze Sinbad among others. ⁠ ⁠ An engraving from William Harvey's designs for the first edition of Edward William Lane's 1839 translation of the One Thousand and One Nights. ⁠ ⁠ More here: http://www.aj-scruffles.co.uk/books/?b=004328⁠ ⁠ Interestingly, Sinbad did not feature in the original One Thousand and One Nights, which was complied during the Islamic golden age. His stories were added to collection by Antoine Galland who produced the first European translation in 1704.⁠ ⁠ #books #rarebooks #bookstagram #antiques #antiquebooks #antiquarianbooks #booksofinstagram #booklover #booklovers #reading #bookish #bookaddict #bibliophile #igbooks #booknerd #illustrations #engraving #birdofprey #cryptid #sinbad #1001nights

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15
Nov

Rhinoceros from The Menageries: Quadrupeds

Engravings / Illustrations

15
Nov

Engraving from the Lusiads

Engravings / Illustrations

10
Nov

Arthur Rackham’s Aesop’s Fables

Golden Age of Illustration / Illustrations

7
Nov

Edmund Dulac’s illustrations from Stories from the Arabian Nights

Golden Age of Illustration / Illustrations

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7
Nov

The Complete Works of Hogarth

Illustrations

5
Nov

Happy Halloween!

Engravings / Illustrations

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Belated #Halloween greetings. An #engraving by Paul Fourdrinier from the twelfth edition of #paradiselost by John #Milton.
I think #satan took this trick or treat thing a bit far. Although I do like his costume. The Roman Muscle Cuirass, classic.
In all seriousness, these engravings for Paradise lost are fantastic. I know the @foliosociety currently have an edition in stock featuring the incredible mezzotints of John Martin and of course there are many featuring Blake's work; but for me, Fourdrinier's illustrations in a compact 18th/19th century binding are perfection. More here: http://www.aj-scruffles.co.uk/books/?b=003351 #books #rarebooks #bookstagram #antiques #antiquebooks #antiquarianbooks #booksofinstagram #booklover #booklovers #reading #bookish #bookaddict #bibliophile #igbooks #booknerd #devil #illustration #poem #poetry

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