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1875 Edition of The Myths of the Rhine

The Myths of the Rhine

This cover of The Myths of the Rhine (1875) is lavishly illustrated with grape vines and a golden figure from antiquity playing a harp for a woman who appears to be distraught. Maximilian Schele De Vere, a professor of modern languages at the University of Virginia from 1844 to 1895, translated the original French text by X. B. Saintine. Gustave Doré, a renowned artist, illustrator, and sculptor, illustrated the book.

Citation: The Myths of the Rhine. DD801 .R72 S3 1875. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Xavier Boniface Saintine, author; Maximilian Schele De Vere, translator; Gustave Doré, illustrator

Created: 1875

Medium: Illustrated book cover

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

The Myths of the Rhine

The title page of The Myths of the Rhine (1875) includes an illustration of a group of classical and mythological figures, including, at left, a bearded Father Time holding a scythe. Gustave Doré, a renowned nineteenth-century artist, created this illustration, as well as others in the book. 

Citation: The Myths of the Rhine. DD801 .R72 S3 1875. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Xavier Boniface Saintine, author; Maximilian Schele De Vere, translator; Gustave Doré, illustrator

Created: 1875

Medium: Illustrated title page

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • The Myths of the Rhine

    This cover of The Myths of the Rhine (1875) is lavishly illustrated with grape vines and a golden figure from antiquity playing a harp for a woman who appears to be distraught. Maximilian Schele De Vere, a professor of modern languages at the University of Virginia from 1844 to 1895, translated the original French text by X. B. Saintine. Gustave Doré, a renowned artist, illustrator, and sculptor, illustrated the book.

    Citation: The Myths of the Rhine. DD801 .R72 S3 1875. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Xavier Boniface Saintine, author; Maximilian Schele De Vere, translator; Gustave Doré, illustrator

    Created: 1875

    Medium: Illustrated book cover

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • The Myths of the Rhine

    The title page of The Myths of the Rhine (1875) includes an illustration of a group of classical and mythological figures, including, at left, a bearded Father Time holding a scythe. Gustave Doré, a renowned nineteenth-century artist, created this illustration, as well as others in the book. 

    Citation: The Myths of the Rhine. DD801 .R72 S3 1875. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Xavier Boniface Saintine, author; Maximilian Schele De Vere, translator; Gustave Doré, illustrator

    Created: 1875

    Medium: Illustrated title page

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections