Mistletoe : legends, myth & folklore
written & illustrated by Maryline Poole Adams
This little small press book explores many traditional aspects of Midwinter holiday festivals, including the mysteries of mistletoe. It looks at various stories, legends and traditions from around the world, and is illustrated with two color hand cut linoleum block prints. I bet that did you know that mistletoe is actually a parasite that grows primarily on oak trees.
“Mistletoe was printed letterpress with 6 pt. Deepdene type, and linoleum blocks, on dampened paper handmade at Barcham Green. Design, printing, binding, linoleum blocks, and marbling hand done by M.P. Adams.“ –Colophon
h/t University of Iowa Library