Jessica Dragonfly A4
Here is the real treasure of imagination - books that people wished
into existence, every one unique, every one magical. Some of these books
are made from specialised materials such as emu leather (to look like
dragon scales), real silver, amber, keys, feathers, dreams.
A4 - 312 pages. Hand dyed and polished kangaroo
leather finished in purple Oxblood with a pewter dragonfly on
a carved and painted gold bullrush/cattail design. The name "Jessica
May Koppel" is carved above the dragonfly and a seven-pointed
faerie star below. Four silver plated filigree book corners. The
spine features a seven-pointed faerie star and two bullrush designs
with a small flying dragonfly.
Incidentally, the earliest mention of the word
dragonfly is said to be in Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum
(1626) "The delicate coloured dragon flies".
The book is sewn in French style with three
reinforcing ribbons and a spinal insert. Special gold headbands.
Silver satin tasselled bookmark. Rose elephant hide endpapers.
Cover: 220mm W x 309mm H (8.66 x 12.17in).
Page: 210mm W x 297mm H (8.25 x 11.75in). Weight: approx. 1.300kg
Commission: Julio Castillo (Melbourne, Australia) 14 Jul 2005
- 21 Nov 2005