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Robert Louis Stevenson

Prayers written at Vailima

Pacific Palisades, California: Melville Press, 1999. Stk. PR 5488 P7 1999.

‘…As soon as our household had fallen into a regular routine, and the bonds of Samoan family life began to draw us more closely together, Tusitala [Samoan for storyteller, referring to Robert Louis Stevenson] felt the necessity of including our retainers in our evening devotions.’

So wrote Stevenson’s wife Fanny. The prayers by RLS and linocuts (executed by Catherine Kanner) are printed on Hiromi-Sansui paper that is so fine that it has been double folded to reduce the type and image biting into each other. Bonnie Thompson Norman printed this fine edition of 200 copies.