Howard Pyle: King Arthur and His Knights

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Howard Pyle: King Arthur and His Knights

Knights of the Round Table, Medieval Chivalry, Errant Warriors, Castles, Magic and Sorcery. Pyle offered one of the classic tellings of Arthurian lore and legends, profusely illustrating this and others of his own books. Pyle (1853-1911) also wrote and illustrated classic retellings of other Arthurian tales as well as Robin Hood. He also authored original stories which he illustrated, along with many other titles such as He was perhaps one of the most influential children's book illustrators, influencing such artists as N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and others. The Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania, just north of Wilmington, DE has a very good collection of Pyle's work along with those he influenced. Title: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Author: Howard Pyle Artist: Howard Pyle Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons Date Published: 1903 Below are some representative image of the found in the GALLERY. Each image is linked to a page where it may be downloaded in various sized high resolution formats. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="177" caption="King Arthur of Britain"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Herald"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Angel"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="178" caption="Uther-Pendragon"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Herald"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="177" caption="Sir Kay breaketh his sword at ye Tournament."][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Two knights colliding in a tournament. The both ...

Carnivora: Cats, Civets, and Mungooses

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Carnivora: Cats, Civets, and Mungooses

Lloyd's Natural History, published in the late 19th century, had many volumes, covering almost the entire animal kingdom. The species described are quite comprehensive, and the 32 plates represent only a small part of the information in the volume. Most volumes had 30 or more color plates, about 5 by 7 inches. As with other Lloyd titles, this book can be found, usually for under $200. The plates being intact make it desirable. Title: Lloyd's Natural History. A Hand-Book to the Carnivora. Part I. Cats, Civets, and Mungooses Author: Richard Lydekker, B.A, F.R.S., Vice-President of the Geological Society, etc.,etc.,etc. Artist: Various. Publisher: Edward Lloyd Date Published: 1896 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Lion, Felis leo"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Lioness and Cubs, Felis leo"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Lion-Tiger, Felis leo (hybrid)"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Tiger, Felis tigris"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption=""Tiger and Cubs""][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Leopard, or Panther, Felis pardus"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Ounce (Snow Leopard), Felis uncia"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Jaguar, Felis onca"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Puma, Felis concolor"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Clouded Leopard, Felis nebulosa"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Marbled Cat, Felis marmorata"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Fishing Cat, Felis viverrina"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Leopard-Cat, Felis bengalensis"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Leopard-Cat (Javan Variety), Felis javanensis"][/caption] [caption id="" ...

Robert H. Kellogg’s Life and Death in Rebel Prisons

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Robert H. Kellogg’s Life and Death in Rebel Prisons

Based on the journals of Union Army prisoners, this book was published right after the Civil War. It details the harsh conditions and atrocities of prison life in Andersonville, Florence as well as some details of the war in general. It has 13 full page illustrations, all of which have been edited to correct a lot of age toning and a few tears and spots. Title: Life and Death in Rebel Prisons Author: Robert H. Kellogg Artist: Various Publisher: L. Stebbins Date Published: 1867 The full size, high resolution images are all available for free download in the gallery. Each picture below links directly to the page for that image. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="The Midnight Storm: Our Miserable Lodgings"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="127" caption="Andersonville Stockade"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Rebel Mode of Capturing Escaped Prisoners"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Prisoners Receiving Rations"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Hanging Union Prisoners"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Break Away of the Stockade by the Flood"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="130" caption="Plan of Hospital, Andersonville"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Interior View of Hospital"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="118" caption="Plan of Stockade at Florence"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Hanging by the Thumbs"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="View of Libby Prison"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="129" caption="Execution of Captain Wirz"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" ...

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