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The Prophet (Leather)
With 10 original paintings by the author Gift edition bound in leather
With 10 original paintings by the author
Gift edition bound in leather
The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented for the first time in a stunning Folio gift edition bound in leather.
Bound in blocked leather with typography by Undt
Set in Poetica
Frontispiece and 10 integrated colour illustrations and 2 black & white illustrations
2 ribbon markers
3 coloured edges
10¼˝ x 7½˝
A gift edition bound in leather
This edition of The Prophet, bound in leather, offers the opportunity to own one of the world’s most beautiful compilations of verse in an exceptional collector’s format. The book is bound in blocked leather with three colour-match edges and two ribbon markers that allow for easy reference of favourite passages. Presented in a metallic-blocked slipcase, it is a commemorative keepsake or gift that will be treasured and referred to by generations to come.
One of the bestselling books of all time
Such is the universal adoration for The Prophet that only Shakespeare and Lao Tzu have outsold it, and its timeless messages continue to inspire. Gibran speaks with an honesty and purity that forges instant connections. For this reason, his work is frequently shared to celebrate unions and commemorate lives: weddings and christenings the world over have included readings from the book, and it is the perfect gift to mark significant life events.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls
- excerpt from ’Marriage’
A celebrated writer on the cusp between cultures
Gibran was born in Lebanon and raised in the United States, while his art studies took him to Paris for two years. He moved fluidly between cultures and languages, writing in both English and Arabic at the beginning of his literary career. His prose, poetry and art are firmly entrenched in romanticism, and his readers have been rewarded with one of the great works of mystic poetry; a spiritual manual for life that transcends religion, language and culture.
During his lifetime Gibran was lauded by some of the greatest cultural influencers of the 20th century, including Yeats, Yung and Rodin. His reach only intensified after his death, as readers have continued to turn to his book for inspiration. From influencing Beatles’ song lyrics and John F. Kennedy’s inauguration speech, to inspiring Indira Ghandi and Elvis Presley (he kept an annotated copy of The Prophet locked in a black box), the poetry of Gibran continues to offer words of solace, encouragement and wisdom for daily life.
About Kahlil Gibran
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