Orchard of Chance

The Orchard of Chance by Prue Batten

Deluxe Edition

The box is 3 1/16"1 7/8" x 5/8"
The book is 2 7/8" x 1 7/8"
80 pages, 6 illustrations, one fold-out map
Limited to ten copies, each slightly different

Once upon a time, a lady fell asleep in a sunny afternoon orchard, and woke up somewhere else . . .

Prue Batten returns to her fairy-land world of Eirie to tell a cautionary tale. Her unnamed heroine awakens in a great, mysterious house filled with dwellers in the Other world, some of whom hunt her, some of whom help her, and some of whom seem to be both enemy and friend. One by one, she eludes them or learns from them, until she is almost within the hunters' grasp . . .

When Prue sent me this story, I was struck with her lovely descriptions, especially of the color and texture of clothing. I wanted so much to design the costumes for this story that I turned this idea into the illustrations for the book. Since embroidery plays such an important role, I've bound the ten copies of this deluxe edition in cloth, beads and thread that evoke the wonders of the writer's descriptions

The books are bound in pale butter-yellow paper printed with gold and gray dandelions and Queen Anne's Lace. There is a map of the estate folded into two of the back pages. The spine and the slipcases are decorated with layers of transparent or semi-transparent silk, chiffon, metallic net or iridescent tulle. in shades of beige, pink, or gray, with lines of tiny beads and embroidery running across them. The copies are similar, but each one differs from the others in color or stitching. Which copy you'll receive is up to Chance.

Also available in a plain edition.

This product was added to our catalog April 28,  2015