Karen Hanmer

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Title: A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres | bound by artist in 2012 | $3500

By Jane Smiley, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991. Signed first edition.

French technique fine binding sewn on flattened cords, laced into boards and covered in a variety of hues of green goatskin. Hand-titling and tooling in 23 kt gold, black and brown foils. Edge-to-edge goatskin doublures, flyleaves of green Cave paper. Hand-sewn, French style endbands, watercolor top edge in a variety of greens.

9.25 x 6.5 x 1.5” / 23 x 16 x 3 cm

Abstracted aerial and cross-section views of cultivated land adorn this retelling of King Lear on an Iowa farm.