Karen Hanmer

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Title: Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France

Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France

Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France

Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France | bound by artist in 2007 | $2000

Gilbert Parker and Claude G. Bryan, Macmillan, 1903

French technique fine binding: sewn on flattened cords laced into boards, covered in full goatskin. Onlays of dyed goatskin, some using Paul Delrue’s Lacunose technique. Sunken Suede doublures, marbled paper flyleaves. Hand sewn silk headbands, gauffered graphite edges.

10x7.5x1.5”

Design references Cap Diamont, the St. Lawrence River and the gates and walls of Old Quebec.