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Elemental Dragon

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**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

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