single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Johann
David Wysss classic story, Swiss Family Robinson. It
makes for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Johann David Wyss
many days we had been tempest-tossed. Six times had the darkness
closed over a wild and terrific scene, and returning light
as often brought but renewed distress, for the raging storm
increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.
were driven completely out of our course; no conjecture could
be formed as to our whereabouts. The crew had lost heart,
and were utterly exhausted by incessant labour. The riven
masts had gone by the board, leaks had been sprung in every
direction, and the water, which rushed in, gained upon us
of reckless oaths, the seamen now uttered frantic cries to
God for mercy, mingled with strange and often ludicrous vows,
to be performed should deliverance be granted. Every man on
board alternately commended his soul to his Creator, and strove
to bethink himself of some means of saving his life.
heart sank as I looked round upon my family in the midst of
these horrors. Our four young sons were overpowered by terror.
`Dear children, said I, `if the Lord will, He can save
us even from this fearful peril; if not, let us calmly yield
our lives into His hand, and think of the joy and blessedness
of finding ourselves for ever and ever united in that happy
home above. Even death is not too bitter, when it does not
separate those who love one another.
these words my weeping wife looked bravely up, and, as the
boys clustered round her, she began to cheer and encourage
them with calm and loving words. I rejoiced to see her fortitude,
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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