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The Child With A Bent Spine, Handmade Edition of 20

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Edition of 20 – Handmade Book & Box: handmade, signed and numbered by Eileen Arnow-Levine – 2006, Handmade Book: 5.25” wide x 7.25” high x .25” deep, 32 pages. Handmade Box: 6.375” wide x 8.375” high x 1.875” deep

The Child With a Bent Spine is an illustrated fictional diary of a ten-year-old Victorian named Eliza K. Blackwell. Her story opens with an event that sets off a string of tragedies; the death of the child with a bent spine. Haunted by delusions, Eliza follows a peculiar path that inevitably leads to her own demise. The text is typeset in a handwritten script that mimics a penmanship style popular in the 19th century. The illustrations are bold yet detailed black and white line drawings that bleed through to the other side creating a ghostlike effect further accentuating the haunting nature of the tale. The cover depicts an archetypal white horse symbolizing Death, a recurring theme throughout the book.

The Child With A Bent Spine, Edition of 20, is included in 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art by Sandra Salamony and collaborators Peter and Donna Thomas.


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The Child With A Bent Spine, Handmade Edition of 20

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  • Materials: offset lithography, Black Ink, Silver Ink, Bertini paper, Neenah Patriot Blue 80 lb linen cover, 60 lb Cream text, Daveys binders board, Lineco mouselline, Lineco binders tape, ribbon, US Silkscreen paper, black silk bookcloth
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