'Elephants' by Robert Gibbings reproduced from Gustave Flaubert, Salambo
Special Collections PQ2246 S3 E5 1931. Reproduced by permission of the Robert Gibbings Estate and the Heather Chalcroft Literary Agency
Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press
Published in 1862, Salambo is set in Carthage in the third century BC. Gibbings was not a fan of his work for the 1931 Golden Cockerel Press edition of Gustave Flaubert’s work but he received positive reviews in the fine arts magazine, Studio. The engravings are described by the publication as having ‘dramatic boldness and grandeur’ and being virtually ‘perfect’ in combination with their placement and relationship to the text.
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