medieval

22263 Bayard, Pierre Belves, illus.,Pere Castor Panorama. 1946

Bayard, une frise a colorier. Père Castor Panorama. 1946, Pierre Belvès, ill.

From 1944 to 1947 Pierre Belvès, also an artist and an educator, created 16 short friezes for Paul Faucher (for Père Castor). This one, Bayard, opens like a book, showing two knights facing, then opens again from the center, revealing a long frieze with three scenes from Bayard's life. On the back are the two knights, the title page, and a page of text telling the story of this medieval knight and giving some hints on watercolour and gouache. These friezes would make a nice small collection. Most are hard to find including this one.

$80.00

 

The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

Very short tales with large intricate pictures to illustrate them: The Cherry Tree, The Talking Animals, The Robin, The Glastonberry Thorn, La Befana, and others. Possibly some of these appeared earlier in Life magazine. Note: This book has been sold.

$65.00

 

Black Horses for the King.

Black Horses for the King.

The court of King Arthur (Artos) from the point of view of a Roman-Celtic boy, Galwyn, who eventually helps Arthur develop a stable of war horses for his knights. To help their hooves adjust to the English climate, he also becomes a skilled farrier. Although this is a departure from science fiction, the author knows her history and her horses, and this book is an absorbing read. (And a good example of how a book's price is more influenced by availability than anything else!) PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

$5.00

 

King Arthur illus. Howard Pyle, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903, 1st thus illus.

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights.

The classic American illustrations for King Arthur. Reissued nicely in the 20's, but this is the original. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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$80.00

 

12992 Nicholas and the Wool-Pack written and ill. by Harnett

Nicholas and the Wool-Pack.

Nicholas, a Cotswold wool producer's son, together with his fiancee and his best friend, foils the plotting of two visiting Lombards and saves his father's business. Many detailed illustrations of the trade.

$95.00

 

Queen Summer, Walter Crane, Cassell 1901.

Queen Summer or the Tourney of the Lily & the Rose.

Light colours and white space with Art Nouveau illustrations, a bright and graceful book set in a tournament of a medieval floral fantasy court. The contest of the champions of the Rose and the Lily nears its end, when Queen Summer calls a halt "and to each warrior thus did say: Read in the fortune of your fray, The emblem of sweet unity."  A romantic ending.  

$160.00

 

The Red Towers of Granada by Trease, ill by Keeping.

The Red Towers of Granada.

Robin, thought to be a leper, takes the road to Nottingham, ringing his bell. His presence serves to protect an old Jewish doctor from the dangers of the road, and he later accompanies him to Spain on a Royal errand. A vivid medieval adventure. Note: This book has been SOLD..

$26.00

 

21224 The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

Gislebertus hoc fecit, a rare record of an individual artist from the 12th century. Beautiful photographs of the sculpture of the master of the cathedral of Autun, humorous and spiritual, grand and lovingly detailed. The first half of the book retells the story of the Wise Men from St. Matthew, the second half of the book is an article by Régine Pernoud and Canon Grivot discussing the significance of the Romanesque master.
  THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$18.00

 

19418 Sir Launcelot and his Companions by Pyle

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions.

The third of Pyle's books on King Arthur tells of the adventures of Sir Launcelot after he became a knight of the king. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$90.00

 

By Loch and by Lin by Sorche Nic Leodhas, Vera Bock, ill.

By Loch and by Lin; Tales from Scottish Ballads.

Ten stories: Lay of the Smithy, Lay of the Amadhain Mhor, Lochmaben Harper, Earl of Mar's Daughter, Dick o' the Cow, Bonnie Baby Livingston, Lang Johnnie Mor, Famous Flower of Servingmen, Heir of Linne, Knight and the Shepherd Lass. Introduction.

$16.00

 

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