Kubla Khan


“Peter Hay began work on this book after a party at which he and Pip Hall discussed making an illustrated and hand-lettered version of Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Later, somewhat sobered by the prospect of so many stanzas, but typically refusing to abandon ship, he suggested the more manageable Kubla Khan, that most famous of interrupted poems. Pages of doodles, sketches, notes followed…” — John Froy

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An illustrated and hand-lettered edition of Coleridge’s famous poem, with an introduction by Adrian Blamires, brought to life with Peter Hay’s printing and Pip Hall’s hand-lettering – this “miracle of rare device”, these “sinuous rills”.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree:

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, introduction by Adrian Blamires, illustrated by Peter Hay, and letterer Pip Hall. Paperback, 198 x 105 mm, 24 pages, January 2004.


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