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Jessica Dragonfly A4

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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 (2.87lb).
Commission: Julio Castillo (Melbourne, Australia) 14 Jul 2005 - 21 Nov 2005

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