Packaged set of two paired 12” wooden rulers, made in U.S.A. of American-grown basswood.
Great Women Rulers of Literature is a list of female authors … poets, novelists and playwrights. The image at the top of the ruler is Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). She wrote nearly 1,800 poems, of which fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Our illustration is based on a daguerreotype taken in 1846 or 1847 by an unknown photographer at Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Rulers of Literature is a list of writers, women and men. The image at the top of the ruler is William Shakespeare (1564-1616), also called the Bard of Avon. Much of his extraordinary output, including 39 plays and 154 sonnets, has been translated into every major living language. Shakespeare popularized an uncanny amount of English-language expressions that are still in use today. Our illustration is based on a copper engraving by Martin Droeshout (1601-c.1650) that was used on the title page of Shakespeare’s collected works, the First Folio of 1623.
The two rulers are packaged together in a sleeve with a beautifully designed and printed backer card that provides additional information about the rulers and the images we’ve printed on them. The set makes a terrific gift!