Flying Carpet

 64  pages, 32 illustrations.
1 1/2" x 1 1/8"

"Original flying carpets were formerly inanimate textiles ensorcelled by magical practitioners of some kind, and once released by, or escaped from, their masters, became the feral carpets of the Dark Ages. These degenerated into the wild flying carpets we know today, and it is with the few recorded sightings  of these magnificent and playful carpets that this book deals."                                                                                                                  -from the introduction

An album of flying carpet sightings through (made-up) history. Examples range from a sorcerer animating a carpet in 17th century Bulgaria, to a leather shag throw rug landing at Amsterdam Airport in 1982. There is a deceptively dry and academic introduction detailing the history, biology, and behavior of these rare events.

The book is bound in sky-blue paper, with paper titles pasted on the front and spine, and decorative endpapers.

Also available in microminiature: Flying Carpet

This product was added to our catalog  October 24, 2009