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Artistic Bookbinding on: Edgar Allen Poe, Nevermore, Again, Karen A. C. Hanmer, Illinois, 2010. Bound in 2013.
Nevermore, Again is an incendiary polemic, suitable to carry the universal symbol of flammables as a warning. The multiple shapes and layers of the boards reflect the varied and complex texts within.
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The laid paper endsheets were surface gilt with 23 karat gold leaf, then
stamped with the universal symbol of flammable materials.
Sections sewn on meeting guards and the guards were sewn on raised linen cords.
Front bead silk headbands.
The punctured, sculptural boards were covered in scarf-joined goatskin and calfskin, with recessed onlays of white box calf.
Black Tyvek edge-to-edge doublures.
Signed in gold on the fore edge of the upper board.