Artists' Books & Installation
Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats | bound by artist in 2012 | $1000
Transcribed by Karen Hess, Columbia University Press, 1981
Colonial American style scaleboard binding: sewn on alum-tawed thongs, horizontal-grain birch plywood boards lined on the inside only with printers’ waste of vintage printed paper. Covered in full, dark brown sprinkled calf with blind tooling, edges sprinkled red. As was customary for modest bindings in this era, no paring, headbands or pastedown; uneven turn-ins overlapping at the corners. Structure and decoration based on Julia Miller’s research.
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