Volume 2 of Gustave Doré’s epic masterpiece is restored for a new generation looking to experience some of his best work.
Part two of 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
– 50 epic 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 Two of this priceless two-part saga begins with “Book XII: The Sixth Crusade” from A.D. 1200-1215 and concludes with “Book XVIII: Upon the State of Europe” A.D. 1571-1685.
Table of Contents:
Book XII: The Sixth Crusade A.D. 1200-1215
Book XIII: The Seventh Crusade A.D. 1242-1245
Book XIV: Damietta and Louis IX A.D. 1248-1255
Book XV: Eighth Crusade A.D. 1255-1270
Book XVI: Attempted Crusades – Crusades Against the Turks A.D. 1291-1396
Book XVII: Crusades Against the Turks A.D. 1453-1481
Book XVIII: Upon the State of Europe A.D. 1571-1685
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.