Home

This was one of the most amazing and memorable Christmas presents I’ve ever been given, it was originally my great grandmother’s and had been passed down to my grandmother and grandfather before my mum discovered it and (knowing I love books) gave it to me for Christmas this year. It had been sitting on a shelf for just over 100 years! A truly amazing (and lucky) present.

Here’s some info I could info about this beautiful book:

G. G. HARRAP & CO., London, 1913 (thought to be). Decorative brown cloth, gilt titles. A beautiful copy, unpaginated. Illustrated by WILLY POGANY including colour lithographs and black and white illustrations in the text. Pogany’s best known works consist of illustrations of classic myths and legends done in the Art Nouveau style. He also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films. T. W. Rolleston, Willy Pogany:

FullSizeRender (22)

FullSizeRender (6)

FullSizeRender (5)

FullSizeRender (20)

FullSizeRender (3)

FullSizeRender (8)

FullSizeRender (9)

FullSizeRender (10)

FullSizeRender (16)

FullSizeRender (17)

FullSizeRender (13)

FullSizeRender (7)

FullSizeRender (1)

FullSizeRender (3)

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Wagner’s The Tale of Lohengrin: Knight of the Swan (1913) – Book Pictures and History

    • Thanks! I actually found out after receiving that it had been hidden away for years, I don’t think my grandparents even knew they had it, my mum only recently found it as my gran has had to go into a care home. An extremely lucky and amazing gift 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s