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Prayers
Written at Valiama
by Robert Louis Stevenson


Alberto Sangorski

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Oxford: Blackwell, 1937. Prayers of Robert Louis Stevenson, designed, written out and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski. Each prayer is richly illuminated by Sangorski, [brother of Francis Sangorski, who, with George Sutcliffe, founded the famous British bookbinding firm Sangorski and Sutcliffe]. The prayers were written while the Stevensons lived in Samoa. Colour portrait of Stevenson to title-page and every page is in full color, with bright gilding, text illuminated with lovely decorations and script writing.

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