Fragile

for “An Inventory of Al Mutanabbi Street” More than 250 book artists are making books related to “An Inventory of Al Mutanabbi Street”, a series of exhbitions coordinated by Beau Beausoleil and Sara Bodman. Al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic center of Baghdad bookselling and the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community, was […]

Visions

7” x 5”, 15 pages, Edition size 15.Printed on the HP Indigo 5500 on Mohawk Superfine 80# cover by Acme Bookbinding. Lucinda Handwriting font text.Case binding of Asahi fabric over boards with gold spine. Title and author gold-foil stamped using Mistral font on gold oriental paper. Endsheets of mustard gold Lokta paper. Housed in gold […]

Missing Pieces

6.5 x 7.5 inches closed, 6.5 x 29 inches open, 4 pp. Unique concertina book. A collection of original watercolors which had been cut into puzzle pieces, were found in an envelope in an antique shop. Although there were missing pieces, when assembled there were four individual images which had been painted onto index cards. […]

7 Stages of Woman

9.75 x 5.875 x 2.25 inches, 7pages.Unique artist’s book, made from Katie MacGregor’s lime green handmade paper over multiple layers of mat board in which dimensional objects, including brass stencils for numbers 1 through 7 unexposed glass negatives, padlocks and keys are embedded. A vintage green silk dome lidded box lined with ivory silk, vintage […]

How Do I Love Thee

80″ round sunburst concertina separated with pearls into, 24, 2 3/8″ high pages.Pigment printed on Katie MacGregor’s handmade paper and housed in a vintage silk covered metal box 7″ in diameter by 2 3/8″ deep. Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote Sonnets from the Portuguese, a collection of 44 love sonnets, chronicling the period leading up to her […]

Album

6 x 8 inches, 118pp. Unique altered book. This original autograph album with the owner’s name, “Alma Blydenburge”, stamped in gold on the front within a decorative gilt rule, was rebound using the original covers with a black cloth spine and new sewing.The book is housed in a black cloth over boards box made by […]

Garden of Eden

11” x 5”, opening to 33 inches, 12 pages. Box 12-1/8 x 6 x 6 inches. Unique book. The book contains images of Durer’s Adam and Eve, Simone Martine’s Angel Michael and a serpent from a natural history source. The images and the text, Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” are pigment printed in […]

SerpentStone

5 x 3.5 inches, 128 pages handmade paper, 12 pages mica. Ethopian Coptic binding with wood covers, a fossilized ammonite embeded behind mica and a leather clasp. Unique book. Housed in a wood and plexiglas box. In medieval Europe, fossilised ammonites were thought to be petrified snakes, and were called “snakestones” or, more commonly in medieval […]

Happily Ever After

8 x 6 inches; 21pp. plus laid in colophon on transluscent vegetable vellum paper digitally printed in brown ink.Unique artist’s book on LamaLi paper toned with metallic pigment Hand sewn three-piece case binding with black leather spine and bookcloth painted in copper metallic tones to match the pages. The title is engraved on the front […]