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Prayers Written at Vailima



The Melville Press, publisher of the award winning “CETUS, The Whale”,
is pleased to announce the publication in May 1999 of

“Prayers Written at Vailima” by Robert Louis Stevenson

This limited edition of 200 is letterpress printed on Hiromi-Sansui rice
paper with Thai Mango red endpapers. The typeface is Bembo. Signatures
are French folded and bound by Allwyn O’Mara in a red silk cover,  blind
stamped with double orchids. Dust cover included. Edition signed and
numbered.

We offer a 20% discount to BOOK_ARTS-L members.

“Prayers Written at Vailima”signed & numbered, (Retail, $250.00) For
libraries, $200.00. Broadside available, signed & numbered, $25.00

Catherine Kanner has designed the book in a Polynesian motif, and has
created 21 original linoleum cut illustrations for the project. The
remarkable text was the last of Stevenson’s work, written in Samoa where
he lived at the end of his life. These were the daily prayers written
for his family home. The book includes an introduction by Mrs. R.L.
Stevenson on the origin of the prayers.

Also available from The Melville Press:

“CETUS, The Whale; an illustrated companion to Moby Dick”
Signed & numbered, (Retail price $250.00) For libraries, $200.00
Custom Plex case $25.00 /Broadside Available

Please visit our web site: http://colophon.com/gallery/melville

Send Orders & Inquiries to:
The Melville Press
Tel. & Fax (310) 454-7675
Email: penandink@earthlink.net

Prices do not include shipping.


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