Gustave Doré’s ultra-rare masterpiece is restored for a new generation looking to experience some of his best illustrations.
Experience Michaud’s epic two-volume History of the Crusades illustrated by Gustave Doré in this digitally restored and enhanced printing of one of Doré’s most elusive and extraordinary works. This restoration includes:
– Full-size 8 ½” x 11” pages
– Pristine original source capture
– Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
– Bold new cover design
– Author’s original page layouts
– Classic type font
– English translation from William Robson
– Michaud biographical notice
– 50 full-page Doré illustrations with caption pages
French writer and publisher Joseph Michaud printed History of the Crusades in its complete form in 1840. More than 100 years later in 1875, famed French artist Gustave Doré illustrated a deluxe two-volume set with lavish full-page illustrations depicting unforgettable and intricately detailed scenes of battles, heroism, and tragedy. Many consider Doré’s vibrant artwork in these volumes to be some of his best, though they remain little known because of their rarity due to the limited numbers printed at the time.
Volume one of this priceless two-part saga begins with “Book 1: The Birth of the Crusades” from A.D. 300-1095 and continues to “Book XI: From the Restoration of Isaac to the Death of Baldwin” A.D. 1198-1204.
Table of Contents:
Book I: Birth of the Crusades A.D. 300-1095
Book II: Departure and March of the Crusaders A.D. 1096-1097
Book III: The March To, and Siege of Antioch A.D. 1097-1099
Book IV: The Siege of Jerusalem A.D. 1099-1103
Book V: History of the Kingdom of Jerusalem A.D. 1099-1148
Book VI: The Second Crusade A.D. 1142-1148
Book VII: The Third Crusade A.D. 1148-1188
Book VIII: Saladin A.D. 1188-1192
Book IX: The Fourth Crusade A.D. 1195-1198
Book X: The Fifth Crusade A.D. 1198-1204
Book XI: The Restoration of Isaac to the Death of Baldwin A.D. 1198-1204
About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Dorè is regarded as one of history’s best artists, illustrators, and cartoonists. Known for his incredibly detailed work in books such as Dante’s Inferno, his drawings for History of the Crusades showcase his mastery of depicting cinematic battle scenes on an epic scale.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, The History of Don Quixote: Gustave Dorè Restored Special Edition and much more.