Prayers Written at Vailima
Robert Louis Stevenson
$450 / Edition of 200
Prayers Written at Vailima reflects the beauty and simplicity of R.L. Stevenson’s prayers. The book originated with Catherine Kanner’s linoleum cut images for Mrs. R.L. Stevenson’s Introduction. The images carry the reader to the island of Vailima and up to the Stevenson home where prayers were read by the family and their Samoan friends. Each of the prayers is accompanied by an image reflecting Stevenson’s deep appreciation of his island home.
Acquired by The British Library, New York Public Library Special Collections, UCLA Special Collections, The Huntington Library, University of Hawaii, Lucy Scribner Library, Columbia University, Library of New South Wales, USC Doheny Library, Butler University Special Collections, Syracuse University Special Collections, Amherst College, University of Calfornia at Santa Cruz among others; and the Silverado Museum and Museum van het Boek/Netherlands.
Block Prints & Book Design by Catherine Kanner
Limited Edition of 200, Signed & Numbered
Letterpress Printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman Windowpane Press
Book Binding by Allwyn O’Mara
Handmade Hiromi Sansui Rice Paper, french folded. Ribbon
Red Silk Cover Blind Stamped with Double Orchid, 5 3/4” x 8 3/4”
Dust Jacket, Thai Red Endpapers with Mango Leaves
Typeface is Bembo
Second Edition from The Melville Press
Rounce & Coffin Award for Excellence in Book Design