The Land of Heart’s Desire
William Butler Yeats. T.Fisher Unwin, 1894.
First edition, title illustration by Aubrey Beardsley.
"Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting." (C. McC.)
Rules for explaining and decyphering all manner of secret writing, plain and demonstrative. With exact methods for understanding intimations by signs, gestures, or speech: also an account of the secret ways of conveying written messages, discovered by Trithemius Schottus, Lord Fran. Bacon, Bishop Wilkins, &c., with exact tables and examples.
Aubrey Beardsley ~ Book Cover ~ Under the Hill and Other Essays ~ via
BEARDSLEY, AUBREY: Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse. London: John Lane 1904. Illustrations with tissue guards. 4to. 70, [4, ads] pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, with gilt design by Beardsley.
Nouveaux Voyages en Zigzag a la Grande Chartreuse, Autour du Mont Blanc…
Rodolphe Töpffer, 1854.
B-A Note: Additional Info on the author:
Töpffer is credited with being the “father of comics”. Excerpt from Britannica: “The heir to the experiments of the English caricaturists and the father of the comic strip in its modern sense was Rodolphe Töpffer, a schoolmaster of Geneva who was active in the 1830s and ’40s. Largely exempt from the preoccupations of the English caricaturists, Töpffer created a species of absurdist antiheroes who struggled desperately, fruitlessly, and farcically against the…”
Voyages chronicles the adventures of a Swiss schoolteacher and his students. According to Bibliomaven, they were translated and republished in the late 1800’s for an English-speaking market.