Second edition, a lavishly illustrated survey in Dutch of myths and legends from Egypt, Greece, India, Scandinavia, and more.
DE TUIN DER GODEN [The Garden of the Gods]
Pieck was one of the best-known Dutch illustrators of the 20th century, admired for his interpretations of fairy tales with a lush, nostalgic tone. This is one of two books on mythology that Pieck illustrated in his career. Technically appearing a generation after the works of the Golden Age of Illustration, this production is clearly harkening back to that ancestry, as well as the work 19th-century illustrators. An excellent gift book, much more stunning in hand than in digital reproductions.
Utrecht: W. De Haan, . Full title: De Tuin der Goden: Mythen der Egyptenaren, volken van Voor-Asië, Indiërs, Gieken, Scandinaviërs en Kelten. 10'' x 7.25''. Original quarter beige cloth, dark cream paper boards with elaborate gilt- and black-stamped ornamental image on front board and spine. Yellow topstain. Illustrated by Pieck with black-and-gilt frontispiece and ornamental border on title page, 5 tipped-in color plates, and numerous full- and partial-page black-and-white images, including ornamental section title pages. , VIII, 408 pages. Touch of tanning to spine, light shelfwear to bottom edges.
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