A History of Wood-engraving

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Harper & Brothers, 1883 - Illustration of books - 221 pages
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Page 159 - I returned to my book — Bewick's History of British Birds : the letter-press thereof I cared little for, generally speaking ; and yet there were certain introductory pages that, child as I was, I could not pass quite as a blank. They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl ; of " the solitary rocks and promontories...
Page 161 - I cannot tell what sentiment haunted the quite solitary churchyard, with its inscribed headstone; its gate, its two trees, its low horizon, girdled by a broken wall, and its newlyrisen crescent, attesting the hour of even-tide. The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms. The fiend pinning down the thief's pack behind him, I passed over quickly : it was an object of terror. So was the black, horned thing seated aloof on a rock, surveying a distant crowd surrounding a...
Page 160 - The words in these introductory pages connected themselves with the succeeding vignettes, and gave significance to the rock standing up alone in a sea of billow and spray; to the broken boat stranded on a desolate coast; to the cold and ghastly moon glancing through bars of cloud at a wreck just sinking.
Page 33 - Biblia pauperum. Reproduced in facsimile, from one of the copies in the British Museum; with an historical and bibliographical introduction by J. PH.
Page 161 - Each picture told a story; mysterious often to my undeveloped understanding and imperfect feelings, yet ever profoundly interesting: as interesting as the tales Bessie sometimes narrated on winter evenings, when she chanced to be in good humour...
Page 160 - Of these death-white realms I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive. The words in these introductory pages connected themselves with the succeeding vignettes, and gave significance to the rock standing up alone in a sea of billow and spray; to the broken boat stranded on a desolate coast; to the cold and ghastly...
Page 214 - Histoire de l'origine et des progrès de la Gravure dans les Pays-Bas et en Allemagne, jusqu'à la fin du quinzième siècle.
Page 161 - The fiend pinning down the thiefs pack behind him, I passed over quickly: it was an object of terror. So was the black horned thing seated aloof on a rock, surveying a distant crowd surrounding a gallows. Each picture told a story; mysterious often to my undeveloped understanding and imperfect feelings, yet ever profoundly interesting...

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