I was smiling from ear to ear and thanked my mentor for a special book gift as shown in the picture. The book is actually a collector's item.It is a special edition limited only to 1500 copies and mine is No: 561.Now,this book is the oldest book on my bookshelf(the second oldest is The Jungle Book,printed in 1951). It is printed by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd,London,1928! The edges are jagged and the paper is quite thick and I think it feels like pure raw pulp.The book was bought last week at Bosorne Books,St Just,Cornwall.Thank you Tan Sri for your kindness and generousity.
The book is entitled Three Gifts,An Arab Love Story.It was translated by Sir frank Swettenham(sounds familiar) into English from the French version : Tangu et Felime by Monsieur De La Harpe,published in paris in 1780.The book has Marillier's five illustrations reproduced from the French edition.
Verily, I love every page of the book!