Sewn silk headbands, edge decoration of gold over a cedar-colored dark green, and endpapers created by Dallas marbler Catherine Levine. A silhouette of a dachshund, carved, filled, and stained on the lower corner of the front cover, acknowledges the author's companion on his journey. The design is intended to evoke the landscape Graves describes through the use of materials indigenous to Texas: goatskin and mesquite boards, with square insets of polished picture jasper. The brown, gold, green, and red palette reflects colors commonly seen along the Brazos River watershed at the time of year Graves undertook his odyssey.
Elder, Jane, “Elder,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 27, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2156.