Symbolism of Animals and Birds Represented in English Church Architecture (Classic Reprint)

Symbolism of Animals and Birds Represented in English Church Architecture (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Symbolism of Animals and Birds Represented in English Church Architecture Such books are usually called Bestiaries. They are to be found in every great library, and can be studied by those who have the patience and requisite knowledge. Let us understand first what a typical Bestiary is like, and then we may try to solve the more difficult problem of its origin. A Bestiary may treat of about thirty or forty animals and birds, real or mythical. It may be adorned by illuminated miniatures of each animal treated, and will give a description of its supposed habits and appearance. Again, the writer may have some tale to tell about the animal. But last (and not least, for this is the prominent feature of the Bestiaries) are given the religious and moral lessons which the animal's behaviour can teach. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243265964
  • 9780243265961