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The Psalms of David
James S. Freemantle
Foreword by Stephen Freemantle
Foreword by Stephen Freemantle
Back in print, The Psalms of David is a unique, beautifully illustrated edition of the revered religious work, also known as the Book of Psalms.
The lifework of a little known genius, this facsimile edition of a magnificent hand-painted illumination of the Psalms of David is a stunning tribute to love and spiritual devotion.
Born in India, James Freemantle traveled through the Middle East during his years in the British Army. Shortly after his second marriage, he began this hand-lettered, illustrated volume for his beloved bride, Clara. For the next thirty years, he periodically worked to transfer the psalms into a book that would physically match the lyrical beauty of the poetry.
Throughout the book one finds the brilliantly colored blooms of India: the jacaranda, the flame-of-the-forest, huge yellow laburnums, brilliant poinsettias, and highly scented mimosa. The pages are alive with kingfishers and larks, drummers and hoppie butterflies, storks and pheasants. There are pictures of the lake near Freemantle's home, the nearby Brahmin temple, and the view from the train as he went up to school in the hills. Scenes from his travels in the army, Middle Eastern harbors and villages, and copies of illustrations from Victorian travel books reveal his draftsman's training in the accuracy of every detail.
A labor of love, a work of art, a volume to treasure, this illuminated edition of the King James version of the Psalms of David is the perfect gift for all seasons.
Carol James5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing Piece of Art WorkDecember 14, 2012Carol JamesQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Quickly became one of my most prized possessions!
I gave numerous copies as gifts this year and all have been received with over the top appreciation.
Kudos to "the Son" for making it widely available!
connieIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This makes a great unique gift.January 25, 2012connieIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this for a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. I then bought one for myself and an additional one to keep on hand for a future gift. Beautiful illustrations and writings.
KelleHauserAlpine, UTAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful book!October 15, 2010KelleHauserAlpine, UTAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this book and have given many as gifts. It is a treasure!
Barbi J Dingman5 Stars Out Of 5August 13, 2008Barbi J DingmanI totally enjoyed reading this book. I still have a few pages to read in it but I enjoy reading it. I like the 23rd Psalm the best.