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A Heron Landing (1937) by Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)

A wood engraving (“A heron landing”) by Eric Ravilious, for a later edition of the Natural History of Selborne (author, Gilbert White – 1937… 49 more words

England

Wonderful 1950s graphic art story on the Bronte family (for sale)

Part of a wonderful 1950s graphic art story on the life of the Bronte family  – for sale (Etsy). In four parts, mounted and ready for framing. 8 more words

England

Illustration of the death of Anne Boleyn, second queen of King Henry VIII

Historic illustration of the death of Anne Boleyn, second queen of King Henry VIII of England. The beheading occurred on Tower Green, in the Tower of London (1536). Oh those Tudors!

England

Pathologist & an artist, impressive! Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897) & Gray's Anatomy

Illustration by pathologist and artist, Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897) from the famous medical textbook, Gray’s Anatomy.  Carter was an English anatomist, surgeon, & anatomical artist.

England

The Legend of the Queen of all Serpents

Bakunawa is represented as a gigantic sea serpent in Philippine Mythology. Tales say that it is equivalent to a dragon and believed to be the cause of eclipses known as the “Moon Eater”. 158 more words

Adventure Books

How large is your "area of feebleness"?! A phrenology chart (c.1881)

A phrenology chart (c.1881). How large is your “area of feebleness”?!

It’s hard to believe that phrenology was taken very seriously in the 19th century. What is phrenology? 13 more words

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1976 Soviet Union illustration for JRR Tolkien's classic story, The Hobbit .. or There and Back Again

An illustration from the 1976 Soviet Union version of JRR Tolkien’s classic story, The Hobbit .. or There and Back Again. The Hobbit is a children’s fantasy novel by the English author, published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim and big sales.

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