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Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art

John Vinycomb


Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art, by John Vinycomb - click to see full size image

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Fully illustrated, this is 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.

This book has 194 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1906.

Production notes: This e-book of Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art was published by Global Grey on the 12th June 2018.

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