Karen Hanmer

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Title: The sinfulness and pernicious nature of gaming

The sinfulness and pernicious nature of gaming

The sinfulness and pernicious nature of gaming

The sinfulness and pernicious nature of gaming: A sermon preached before the General Assembly of Virginia: at Williamsburg, March 1st 1752 | bound by artist in 2011 | $250

by William Stith, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Printing Office, 1991

7x4.5x.25"

Scaleboard binding: text block stabbed and alum tawed thongs laced through the slots. Spine of rattlesnake skin, horizontal-grain birch plywood boards colored with pigment ink. Flyleaf of printers’ waste on handmade paper. Structure based on Julia Miller’s research.

Materials and colors reference the Serpent in the Garden of Eden.