Unicorn: Myth and Reality
New York: Mason/Charter, 1977
The author traces the unicorn's first appearances in Europe, centuries before the birth of Christ... Its image is brought to life in references to the literature of East and West, through the use of ancient illustrated manuscripts, tapestries, sculptures, woodcuts, engravings, church decorations and architectural bas-reliefs. - [Cover copy]
Originally published in German as Einhorn: Fabelwelt und Wirklichkeit, 1972 (Callwey, Munchen).
215pp. 161 black & white illustrations with commentary, dating from the second century BC to the 18th century AD. Bibliography, index.
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