Book of the Sphinx

The name of the author of Sphinx Incruenta is a riddle, its answer to riddle 3o is "
Nothing," and its answer to riddle 57 is blank. 26. "Sfinge d'illustri marmi, / U' la
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Book of the Sphinx

Author: Willis Goth Regier

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803205260

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Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature “the symbol of the symbolic itself.” With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination.

England Homem

Sphinx incruenta : or , two hundred and twelve enigmas Lettres maçonniques ,
pour servir de suppléments au Vrai and charades . 1835 . [ By James
GlassFORD . ] Franc - maçon de frère Enoch . 12° Liège , 1774 . The enigma , a
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The Westminster Review

Sphinx Incruenta . 18mo . 3s . 6d . Hydraulia ; an Account of the Water - Works of
London . By W. Matthews . 8vo . 183 . Men and Manners in Britain . By Grant
Thorburn . 18mo . 2s , Major Downing's Letters to his old frieud Mr. Dwight , of
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On Diseases of the Rectum

... 12 Thomson on the Law of Bills of Exchange 13 POETRY AND FICTION .
Aytoun's ( Sir Robert ) Poems Bethune's Scottish Peasant's Fireside Carruthers '
Highland Note Book Glassford's Italian Poets Sphinx Incruenta Lauder's ( Sir
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On Diseases of the Rectum

Author: James Syme

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Supplement to the London Catalogue of Books with Their Sizes Prices and Publishers Containing the Books Published in London from December 1834 to December 1836

0 2 ( ) Simpkin Sphinx Incruenta ; or , Enigmas and Charades , 18mo ... 0 3 6
Longman Spiers ' ( A. ) Study of English Poetry , 12mo , 5s . - fine paper . 0 6 O
Simpkin Spindler's Natural Son , transl . by Conyngham , 3 vol . sm . 8vo ... 1 11 6
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CATALOGUE OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY OF BOSTON

J. S. Hart. Philadelphia, 1854. 12°. 6223 Poetical Works. Ed. by G. S. Hillard.
Boston, 1839. 5 v. 12°. . 1920 Spherical Trigonometry. J. Hann. London, 1849. 12
°. to so . 6100 Sphinx Incruenta; or, Enigmas and Charades. Edinburgh, 1835.

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