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