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.