Monday, 30 September 2013

Cruxicogentian Woodcuts

Mandible Winkworth is examining the woodcuts in his new copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Unlike Lanzarotte he is not blinded by the weighty shadows of the present. He sees clearly that within the marginal notes are numerous Cruxicogentian symbols. It would be a matter of great interest to the Sisters of the  Convent of Theodora (Order of the Purple Relic) if there were indeed a subjunctive link to the book. However before he appraises them of this information he must verify its authenticity. He takes it to Cortally Bakewell who runs an occasional valuation session at Zangwill’s Bazaar. Cortally is impressed.

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