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Sham El Nesseem

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A5 - 310 pages. Three limited edition handmade copies of Sham El Nesseem by Claude M. Mills - an autobiography that follows a family's journey from the turmoil of revolutionist Egypt to settlement in Australia, and one boy's transition into adulthood. Written as a Christmas gift for two sons.
   Reverse carved kangaroo leather with gold title and author's name on cover and spine. Simple line border for corners and spine. The back cover shows two Feluccas - narrow, swift, sailing boats with triangular lateen sails used on the Nile River. Text and full colour photographs printed on photo quality inkjet paper using pigment inks. Overstitch style binding for single printed sheets, flat spine. Special gold headbands.

Book 1 - London Brown (London Tan and Light Brown), honey brown elephant hide endpapers.
Book 2 - Ocean Blue (Turquoise, Light Blue and Navy Blue), blue elephant hide endpapers.
Book 3 - Burgundy (Red, Light Brown and Burgundy), rose elephant hide endpapers.

Cover: 154mm W x 219mm H H x 42mm D (6.06 x 8.62 x 1.65in).
Page: 142mm W x 207mm H (5.59 x 8.15in). Weight: approx. 0.750kg (1.65lb).
Commission: Claude M. Mills (Adelaide, Australia) 22 Jul 2006 - 25 Dec 2006

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