No place listed: Not published, manuscript, 1928, August. D. LESLIE. Stiff wraps. Designed and printed by D. Leslie, August 1928. D. LESLIE, calligraphy and illustrator. 8vo; [34pp]; red-textured stiff wrapper, hand lettered with title and author; all edges gilt, deckle fore-edge; leaves sewn to wrapper with thick red silk twisted cord; thick cream colored stock; calligraphy in black ink with decorative hand-colored initial starting each stanza; light wear to wrapper, binding tight and interior clean; very good plus. Very good +. Item #1151
A wonderful artist-made book with Robert Browning's lovely poem, Rabbi Ben Ezra, carefully copied in calligraphy on thick creamy stock. The red silk cord that binds the booklet, ends in a tasseled bookmark.
The poem celebrates Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167), the Jewish philosopher and biblical scholar, as well as a poet, and mathematician. The lovely poem begins: “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith "A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!” Beautifully done.