South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe (page 1/3)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Images and some text extracts from South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe by G. F. Rodwell (Marcus Ward, London, 1877).

There’s a copy on Google Books although the images here are much higher quality.

Title: South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe

Author: Rodwell, G. F.

Published by: Marcus Ward & Co.

City: London

Date: 1877

Total items: 19

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Ornate initial letter ``W'' with silhouettes of naked women]

Ornate initial letter “W” with silhouettes of naked women

This ornate capital letter W has a long vertical tail or stem of trellis-work beneath the letter, which is an “inhabited initial” with two women inside it. One of the women, who are drawn as dark shaded silhouettes and face each other, is holding a large shallow bowl. The other woman pours a jug or ewer of liquid into the bowl. it is possible that [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative chapter head with winged creatures]

Decorative chapter head with winged creatures

A decorative woodcut used at the start of the chapter on Milan; there are dragons, or possibly gryphons but with tails like serpents, and in the centre a face with hair done in pigtails; the whole is [...]sarcophagus. [more...] [$]

[picture: Cathedral of S. Mark, Venice]

Cathedral of S. Mark, Venice

“The centre of life in Venice is the Piazza of S. Mark, which is not altogether unlike the Palais Royal in Paris. It is surrounded on three sides by lofty houses, the lowest parts of which are shops or cafés, while on its east side stands the Cathedral of S. Mark, in front of which the three lofty masts which once bore the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter S]

Initial Letter S

A decorative capital “S” used as a drop cap, or initial letter S, from the start of Chapter VI, showing a monk kneeling at prayer, with tonsure, robe and sandals. The desk at which [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Milan Cathedral]

Milan Cathedral

A very fine engraving of the exceptionally beautiful Milan Cathedral; the scaled-down versions don’t do it justice. [$]


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Images and some text extracts from South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe by G. F. Rodwell (Marcus Ward, London, 1877).

There’s a copy on Google Books although the images here are much higher quality.


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