This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher’s eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.
Inside Letters of Note :
A design brief from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol
for an upcoming album cover
Queen Elizabeth’s handwritten note to President
Eisenhower, including her recipe for scones
Roald Dahl’s thank-you note to a young reader
Jack the Ripper’s taunt to the head of the
Whitechapel murders vigilance committee
A job application for engineering work from
Leonardo da Vinci to the Duke of Milan.
Size: 8 x 11 in;
Pages: 368 pp;
Publication: May 2014
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