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Here is the real treasure of imagination - books that people wished into existence, every one unique, every one magical. Some of these books are made from specialised materials such as emu leather (to look like dragon scales), real silver, amber, keys, feathers, dreams.


A6 - 240 pages. Brandy coloured oiled kangaroo skin. 'Pygmaelion' written vertically in gold. In Greek mythology, Pygmalion (note spelling difference) was king of Cyprus. He fell in love with a beautiful statue of a woman. When he prayed to Aphrodite for a wife like it, the goddess brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married her. In one version of the legend, the statue becomes Aphrodite; another states that Pygmalion sculptured the statue himself and that after coming to life it was called Galatea. Black gold leaf endpapers. Gold filigree corners. Black satin tasselled bookmark.
International Order: Chris Traks (New York) 02 Dec 2001 - 12 Dec 2001

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