God's Beasts: Identify & Understand Animals In Church Carvings by M. W. Tisdall Signed Copy


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Plymouth: Charlesfort press, 1999. Softcover. 280 pages. Signed with a gift inscription by the author. B & w photographs throughout. Corners slightly creased, text clean, a very good copy. 

'There are birds and animals in every nook and corner of our mediaeval churches. They are very familiar but we forget that they carry a spiritual or moral message. As well as showing the beauty and sensitivity of the carvers, this magnificent volume shows how the Church used to reinforce its teaching.
There are more than one hundred different animals, with chapters on The Green Man, The Harrowing of Hell, Sheila-Na-Gis and The Seven Deadly Sins.'