Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art

Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art

by John Vinycomb
     
 

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A review of the folk-lore of animals, mostly of a legendary or purely symbolic nature, particularly as appearing in English Heraldry. It's a gold-mine of lore about such fantastic beasts as the hydra, the basilisk, the phoenix, as well as angels, dragons, mermaids, sphynxes and so on. Vinycomb also covers heraldic versions of actual animals, such as the 'Tyger,' and…  See more details below

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A review of the folk-lore of animals, mostly of a legendary or purely symbolic nature, particularly as appearing in English Heraldry. It's a gold-mine of lore about such fantastic beasts as the hydra, the basilisk, the phoenix, as well as angels, dragons, mermaids, sphynxes and so on. Vinycomb also covers heraldic versions of actual animals, such as the 'Tyger,' and the Heraldic Pelican and Dolphin. Included are over a hundred illustrations of fantastic creatures.

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ISBN-13:
9781497589124
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/13/2014
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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