Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica, illustration from Orlando Furioso by by Ludovico Ariosto
Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica, illustration from Orlando Furioso by by Ludovico Ariosto, illustrator Gustave Dore (1832-1883). Canto Decimo: Argomento. (Tenth song: Argument). Angelica, daughter of King of Cathay, is sought throughout the world by Orlando, Rinaldo, and the best knights from various countries. She eventually finds herself naked and chained to a rock in the sea, offered as a sacrifice to a sea monster. She is rescued by the African knight Ruggiero, who gives her a ring of invisibility. LA: Italian poet 8 September 1474 - 6 July 1533. Colourised version
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen illlustrated by Alphonse Adolphe Bichard (b. 1841). Based on the life of Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron (Freiherr) von Mnchhausen (11 May 1720 - 22 February 1797) and his fantastical tales. This version is based on the German translation from the English by Gottfried August Brger in 1786, from Raspe's original stories. (Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737-1794), the first author to transcribe Munchausen's war stories into a book.)
The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers - Caption reads: His two auditors, accompanied by the host, fell upon d'Artagnan with sticks, shovels and tongs.
First published in the magazine Le Sicle between March and July 1844. French author, 24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870. Illustration by Sir John Gilbert