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The Child With A Bent Spine, Chapbook Edition of 200

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Chapbook Edition of 200 – 2006, 5.125 wide x 7.125 high inches x .125" deep, 32 pages

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.


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The Child With A Bent Spine, Chapbook Edition of 200

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: offset lithography, Black Ink, Silver Ink, Neenah Patriot Blue 80 lb linen cover, 60 lb Cream text, mock perfect binding, staple saddle stitched, PVA glue
  • Feedback: 14 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people
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