This Is My Wish For You, a gift book by Charles Livingston Snell, 1997 edition.

$22.00

Written by Charles Livingston Snell. Compiled by Harold Darling. Published 1997; first edition, 1914. Borders by Daniel Maclise. Blue Lantern Books.

A gift book in the tradition of ancient blessings.

"This is my wish for you...

"That the spirit of beauty may continually hove about you and fold you close within the tenderness of her wings.
That each beautiful and gracious thing in life may be unto you as a symbol of good for your soul's delight."

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"This is a book created to be given. At its center is a poem by Charles Snell which was written for, and published in, 1914 as a small gift book. In it the giver, in a series of concrete images, extends the recipient many good wishes.

"In our volume, Snell's words are presented within borders made by Daniel Maclise for a book entitled Moore's Irish Melodies, published in 1846.

"We have selected images to accompany each wish. These are made by a great variety of painters and illustrators, and range over more than 150 years."

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Condition*: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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