Dancing plagues, mesmeric frenzies, blazing worlds, prophetic witches, perfect elephants, medieval toys, the art of Mardi Gras and the proto-surrealist visions of J. J. Grandville.
Full colour with more than 100 illustrations, all printed on sumptuous 70lb paper.
Introduction by Adam Green
Bennett Gilbert The Dreams of an Inventor in 1420
Ned Pennant-Rea The Dancing Plague of 1518
Dániel Margócsy Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise
Natalie Lawrence Fallen Angels: Birds of Paradise in Early Modern Europe
Ed Simon Divining the Witch of York: Propaganda and Prophecy
Emily Lord Fransee Mistress of a New World: Early Science Fiction in Europe’s “age of Discovery”
Ian Campbell Ross “Alas, Poor Yorick!”: The Death and Life of Laurence Sterne
Seán Williams Rambling Reflections: On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield
Urte Laukaityte Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial
Patricia Mainardi Grandville, Visions, and Dreams
Bernd Brunner Bringing the Ocean Home
Allison C. Meier Illustrating Carnival: Remembering the Overlooked Artists Behind Early Mardi Gras
David Tibet Eric, Count Stenbock: A Catch of a Ghost