French technique binding sewn on flattened cords, laced into boards and covered in a variety of hues of blue leather, mostly goatskin. Tooling and titling in carbon, 23k gold, and dark blue foils. Edge-to-edge goatskin doublures, flyleaves of navy blue paper with texture echoing the vertical wrapping of leather on exterior of book. Hand-sewn, French style headbands, watercolor top edge in a variety of blues. The design incorporates numerous classic metaphors for achieving spiritual enlightenment.
Lives of Saints, with Excerpts from their Writings. Introduction by Father Thomas Plassmann, OFM. Editorial supervision by Father Joseph Vann, OFM. New York: J. J. Crawley, 1954.
Plassmann, Father Thomas, introduction and Vann, Father Joseph, ed., “Hanmer example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 10, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2263.