Vinycomb. Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures

Today's free book is Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art with Special Reference to Their Use in British Heraldry by John Vinycomb. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The links below are to the Sacred Texts edition of the book.

The book is available at Sacred Texts, Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!


Introduction
The Symbolism of Attitude or Position
The Heraldic Spirit—Effective decorative Quality essential in Heraldry

Celestial Beings
Angels
Mistaken Modern Conception of Angels
Mediæval Art Treatment of Angels
Cherubim and Seraphim in Heraldry
Cherubim & Seraphim of Scripture
Emblems of the Four Evangelists

Chimerical Creatures of the Dragon and Serpent kind
The Dragon
The Dragon in Christian Art
St. George and the Dragon
The Dragon in the Royal Heraldry of Britain
The Crocodile as the Prototype of the Dragon
The Heraldic Dragon
The Hydra
The Wyvern
The Chimera
The Lion-Dragon
The Gorgon
The Cockatrice
The Basilisk
The Mythical Serpent
The Scorpion

Other Chimerical Creatures and Heraldic Beasts
The Unicorn
Mediaeval Conception of the Unicorn
The Horn of the Unicorn
The Pegasus
Sagittary, Centaur, Sagittarius, Centaurus, Hippocentaur
The Griffin
The Male Griffin
Other Varieties of the Griffin
The Opinicus, or Epimacus
The Sphynx
The Phœnix Bird of the Sun
The Harpy
The Heraldic Pelican
The Martlet
The Alerion
The Liver (Cormorant)
The Heraldic Tigre or Tyger
The Royal Tiger
Leopard, or Panther, Felis Pardus, Lybbarde
The Panther Incensed
The Lynx
Cat-a-Mountain—Tiger Cat or Wild Cat
The Salamander
Heraldic Antelope
Heraldic Ibex
Bagwyn
The Camelopard, Camel-leopard
Musimon, Tityrus
The Enfield
Mantiger, Montegre or Manticora Satyral
Lamia or Emipusa
Baphomet
Apres
Stelliones

Fictitious Creatures of the Sea
Introductory Notes
Poseidon or Neptune
Merman or Triton
The Mermaid or Siren
The Sirens of Classical Mythology
The Dolphin of Legend and of Heraldry
The Dauphin of France
The Heraldic Dolphin
The Sea-Horse
Sea-lion
Sea-dog

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