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Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb, was first published in 1906. The book 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.
This book has 52,426 words, 137 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1906.
Production notes: This ebook of Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art was published by Global Grey on the 12th June 2018, and updated on the 3rd June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Saint George Fighting the Dragon' by Raphael.
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