Sir Shi and the Wanderer
A peacock mosaic at the recently excavated Church of the Holy Apostles in southern Hatay province, Turkey.
The Holkham Bible Picture Book, ca. 1330
A while back, I chatted with Joy Clarkson about old books. Here’s the conversation in text form.
Some tags on my blog I think readers of this newsletter would enjoy:
Via David Epstein, the story of Sir Shi in Chinese:
And in our Latin alphabet:
Goodness, this is lovely: limited-edition anthology of Anglo-Saxon poems illustrated by Alan Lee. (But it’s a limited edition and all copies have been sold.)