Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, illustrated by Helen Morley, limited edition book, hand bound letterpress and engravings, botanical, fine press

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, illustrated by Helen Morley, limited edition book, hand bound letterpress and engravings, botanical, fine press

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THE DESIDERATA, a prose poem written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920's, hand composited with metal type and illustrated with acrylic engravings of some of the native wild plants of Galloway in Scotland. The images were made of very quick continuous line drawings made on the spot, of the few plants that survived the Council mower in July 2020 during the Corona virus emergency. Printed on a newly restored Victorian Cropper Minerva press.

The book measures 12.5 by 10.5cm and is hardback in printed wrapper and book cloth, hand bound on 12 pages of off-white cartridge paper with 10 acrylic engravings made from continuous line drawings. The text is hand composted in 14pt Baskerville metal type newly cast by Paekakariki Press in an edition of 50 copies at £50 each including UK postage and folded prospectus.

International postage: apologies, but because Etsy cannot calculate multiple items internationally, I will refund any postage you pay that is over the actual cost after shipping it, if you buy more than one. Please message me if you need any further information.

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ralph renard 06 Jan, 2021

1 out of 5 stars

Order of 9 December still not delivered!!!! The Raven Sits. Please advise why?

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Pamela Staryak 30 Oct, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous workmanship and I would not hesitate to order from this craftsman! Awesome customer service as well! Thank you!

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Gillian McAllister 09 Nov, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Really delighted with this barrette. It is a beautiful design and well made. It arrived by post promptly too!

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Bronwyn Wictome 07 Jan, 2021

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Beautiful! You can see the care and attention put into the work x

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