Karen Hanmer

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Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz | bound by artist in 2009 | collection of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

by Walter M. Miller, Jr., J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960

8x5.5x2”

Trade book resewn and bound in full goatskin in the Late Coptic style. Cold tooling, blind tooling and gilded leather. Handmade brass peg closures.

In this post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, a monk discovers and makes an illuminated copy of relic left by the order’s founder centuries before: an engineering blueprint for a circuit design.