With original paintings by the author
The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented in a stunning Folio edition for the first time.
After 12 years in exile, the wise man Al Mustapha is about to set sail for his homeland. His parting gift to the inhabitants of the island on which he has been exiled is a series of poems on life’s crucial questions, including love, family, work and death. First published in 1923, translated into more than 40 languages and never out of print, Kahlil Gibran’s lyrical expression of spiritual truth has been adopted universally by people of all and no faiths.
This long-awaited Folio edition is an exquisite tribute to a literary phenomenon, with the 26 verses published alongside full-colour renditions of the author’s original paintings. Gibran considered himself foremost an artist, and we worked closely with the Gibran Foundation in Lebanon to source and carefully reproduce this spectacular collection. The poems are set in the cursive Poetica typeface, specifically selected for its clarity. A beautiful blocked binding, ribbon marker and striking metallic-blocked slipcase complete this collector’s edition.
Bound in blocked cloth with typography by Undt
Set in Poetica
Frontispiece and 10 integrated colour illustrations and 2 black & white illustrations
10¼˝ x 7½˝