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King of the Butterflies

by Christopher Howell

illustrated and with hand made paper

by Denise Brady

Printed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from handset Centaur and illustrated with a photoengraved print, the title page bears a linocut initial printed in red. Black cover and red endsheet papers were hand made from cotton fabrics; text paper is white Bugra. 11 pages. 6 (h) x 7 inches. 90 copies. 2003 $35.00


In the last days of the reign of John II Casimir,
King of Poland, it was decreed that two million
butterflies, 100,000 for each of his years
upon the throne, should be captured and sent up
to God, an offering of the Earth's bounty in praise
of his role in the establishment of regality....


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