**Stones exposed to the light of the eclipsed
sun in Ceduna, Australia on 04 December 2002**
A3- - 504 pages. Black polished goat leather with
emu leg spine to look like dragon scale. Main feature is a dragon
pentagram coloured bronze, fixed at five points to a spiky pewter
coverplate with four elemental semi-precious gemstones. North
- Green Malachite, South - Red Tiger Iron, East - Yellow Tiger's
Eye, West - Blue Azuramalachite. All stones were exposed to the
light of the eclipsed sun. Tiger Iron is unique to Australia and
was formed over two billion years ago from a combination of Jasper,
Tiger's Eye and Hematite.
Engraved on the coverplate beneath the dragon
are the words "ALMUG UIN CANAD GWAEW" which means "Dragon
of the four winds" in Sindarin, the language spoken by Tolkien's
Grey Elves. Spiky pewter corners on front and back cover. The
cover alone weighs 1.8kg (3.97lb). Sewn in French style with four
reinforcing ribbons. Red headbands. Red tasselled satin ribbon
bookmark. Grey/green elephant hide endpapers.
Cover: 310mm W x 388mm H (12.20 x 15.28in). Page: 286mm W x 375mm
H (11.26 x 14.76in). Weight: 4.2kg (10.58lb).
International Order: Steven Alnutt (Missouri) 16 Jul 2002 - 03 Aug 2003