Full burgundy leather, sewn-on-tape binding over sculpted boards with embossed purple leather carved insets revealing rust and gold leather underneath. The cover design alludes to the themes of impermanence in Millay's poetry. Hollow back spine and leather joint construction with gold leather doublures. Hand-sewn silk headbands in burgundy, gold, and peach color. Decorative fore-edges with air-brushed gradient flame to peach color, hand lettered book title and hand painted flame motif carried over from the carved book cover motifs. Marbled endpapers by Catherine Levine. The book is housed in a black and deep gold linen clamshell case.
Edna St. Vincent Millay. Collected Poems. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1956.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, “Kibby example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 5, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2311.