|Title||A Ship of Thought, How Books Carry the Human Soul|
|Artist / Creator||Nancy Leavitt|
|Place of Publication||Stillwater, ME|
|Author of Text||Emily Dickinson and Theodore Parker|
|Structure / Binding||The bookbinding designed by Joelle Webber of Mermaid Bindery is an accordion fold book based on a Hedi Kyle folded structure.|
|Medium / Materials||Each book contains nine paste paper collages embellished with postage stamps. The text is hand lettered on the reverse of each collage and are removable from the transparent accordion fold. The box is covered and lined with the artist’s paste papers.|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.75 x 7 x .75 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 12|
|Box / Wrapper||The flexible box is hinged with Japanese papers and has a button closure.|
These texts by Emily Dickinson and Theodore Parker succinctly express the manner in which books and reading enrich our lives and broaden our horizons. Emily Dickinson text reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of Amherst College from The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard UNiversity Press, Copyright 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Artist BioNancy Leavitt is a calligrapher specializing in hand lettered, painted, and bound books. A story teller at heart she weaves narratives from ideas gathered through writing about her observations of the natural world, dreams, and reading. Her work is found in many prestigious public and private collections. She lives and works in Stillwater, Maine.