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Gargantua eating six pilgrims from Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, as illustrated by Gustave Doré
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Gargantua eating six pilgrims from Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, as illustrated by Gustave Doré

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The book illustration is specific type of illustration, which appears in books. Some of modern illustrations are performed by American Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Modern book illustration comes from the 15th-century block books. and closely followed the development of printing. The xylography and lithography triggered the production of illustrated issues and were exploited by such masters as Daumier, Doré or Gavarni.

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