It’s finished! Take a look:
The book is 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″, and the binding is Monarch Superfine with an extended spine of Indian pinto lokta paper.
What with all the trouble I had with the re-typing the text, I suspect the book’s riddled with typos.
I couldn’t make a book without some sort of secret surprise inside – one page has a fold-out.
So there it is! I’m pleased with how the book turned out, but more especially the binding. It’s neat, in the binding sense of sober. The illustrations have some wit to them (I hope), but the subject itself is serious. Even so, it’s hard not to smile at some of the misadventures of these poor books. It’s not just the burning of libraries and the attempted obliteration of ideas, but manuscripts left on trains, disputed wills, prudery, and plain rotten luck.