The Gods of Pegăna (1905)

Illustrated by Sidney H Sime



To the left, we show a copy of The Gods of Pegăna, as illustrated

by Sidney H Sime and published by Elkin Mathews (London) in



It shows the original blue-stamped board cover with an

illustration drawn from Sime's depiction of 'Skarl the Drummer'.











The Gods of Pegăna is a fantasy from Lord Dunsany that is a collection of short stories telling of Dunsany's

pantheon of Gods in the mythical realm of Pegăna.


Contemporary reviews for The Gods of Pegăna were favourable, including that from the Daily Telegraph:

Lord Dunsany has succumbed to the fascination of composing a new theology.

If the result had merely been the fantastic and finely imagined illustrations evoked

from the sombre pencil of Mr S. H. Sime it would have been sufficient ... but the

book has a separate charm of its own, in the language of its fragmentary visions,

in the mysterious atmosphere produced by the deliberate choice of words and

method, in the sometimes graceful, sometimes tragic, sometimes grotesque

ideas in which the author embodies the creed of those 'islands in the central sea,

where no ships come'.

Sime's illustrations were particularly well regarded by the Pall Mall Gazette:

Never, we think, has Mr Sime shown such high imaginative qualities as

in these drawings.

Sime's illustrations for The Gods of Pegăna are wonderful and reflect the tone of the spiritual fantasy written

by Dunsany masterfully.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints


We have prepared sets of 8 Greeting Cards displaying each of the major monotone images from The Gods of Pegăna (1905) and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.


Code: SHS GP CS(8)
Price: US$40.00

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century.


Hand-finishing is used to replicate the visual appearance of a tipped-on plate and the images are presented on

White card stock with an accompanying envelope. We have left the cards blank so that you may write your own

personal message.


Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print or an individual Greeting Card from this suite of images, simply

click on the illustration and you will be taken to a new screen where you may select from a variety of sizing

options and organise payment through our Shopping Cart secured with PayPal. Of course, should you require a

customised preparation, we welcome your contact through


In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Sidney Sime.



The monotone illustrations





The Dreams of Măna-Yood-Sushăi



Mung and the Beast of Mung





The ship of Yoharneth-Lahai