[Toronto]: House of Anansi Press, 2020.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by both Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to special bound in page. 7 1/4" X 5". 240pp. First edition, first printing, with full number line to copyright page. Gilt-stamped and unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Dark blue cloth over boards, with butterfly wings stamped in blind to boards and spine lettered in gilt. A gorgeous, new first printing of this "book of spells to be spoken aloud" by the great nature writer Robert Macfarlane, illustrated in stunning full color full-page illustrations throughout by Jackie Morris, and signed by both Macfarlane and Morris. The full color moth and butterfly pictorial endpapers, illustrated ex libris page, and gold ribbon placemarker add to the many charms of this "little sister" to Macfarlane and Morris' cultural phenomenon The Lost Words.
ABOUT THE LOST SPELLS:
The follow-up to the internationally bestselling sensation The Lost Words, The Lost Spells is a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations that evokes the magic of the everyday natural world.
Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.
The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers’ minds. Robert Macfarlane’s spell-poems and Jackie Morris’s watercolour illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away. (publisher). New / new. Item #6159