I Believe: The Nicene Creed
Pauline Baynes, noted for her illustrations for J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis's Narnia titles, brings her artistry to an elegant edition of I Believe: The Nicene Creed, the statement of Christian belief drafted in 325 at the council convened by Constantine. Illuminated capitals and architectonic forms pay homage to the style of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, while the sumptuous palette invokes Persian manuscripts as well. The slightly undersize format helps earmark the book for gift-giving.