Bernard C. Middleton’s words reveal a mind long-trained to salvage even the most decayed book materials: I imagine a vine trained upon a trellis that sprouts new leaves. The green cotton book cloth is to be silkscreened with the image of a vine on a trellis. The text will be bound using a long stitch through a slotted wrapper with black kangaroo and black Hahnemühle Bugra pastedowns. The text is to be sewn with dark green linen thread. The book title will be blind-stamped on the side of the quarter leather and on the spine of the accompanying clamshell box.
Harms, Rose, “Harms,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 3, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2322.