Vítězslav Nezval, Manon Lescaut / rebound

fair goat skin, blind finishing, back-pared onlay, author paste endpapers, hand-sewn headbands / repaired, washed and re-sewn text block / drop in box with silver foil finihing and partition for the old (repaired) cover

2020

 

My relationship with the book is a long story which I don't dare to write down as I'm not a writer myself.

The story includes my two grandmothers, a poem, my romantic visions as a little girl, love, disapointment, family heritage, dementia, death, fear, a goat whose skin was dyed the colour of a young girl's body, my fellow bookbinders and I, the smell of roses, nostalgia and a bit of craft.

 

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