Paris: Adrien Maeght Editeur, 1986. First Edition. Beautiful folding book in which Swiss artist Warja Lavater (1913-2007) tells the story of Saint Roseline in images. It consists of 39 pages with color illustrations, including a key to the images. There's also a small pamphlet in English, French, German, and Spanish explaining the miracle of the roses and giving a timeline of the life of Saint Roseline (1263-1329) and her canonization as a saint (1857). With the original plexiglass case, which has a few scratches. 16mo (6 1/2 inches / 16 cm tall). More than 9 feet (3 meters) long when unfolded. Fine. A beautiful production. SCARCE in the original plexiglass case. Item #1221
According to the legend, Roseline lived in a castle in Provence and secretly gathered food to give to the starving people who came to the castle gates. One day when she was hiding bread in her apron, she encountered her father, who asked what she was carrying. She opened her apron and...voilà...there were roses. So that was a miracle -- the miracle of the roses.