This well-used paperback had a broken spine, necessitating repair utilizing a single-sheet reconstruction. While viewing an exhibition of the Designer Bookbinders at Oxford University a few years ago, I saw a book bound by Stuart Brockman featuring a cover bound with a watercolor painting covered with transparent vellum. Visiting Brockman at his bindery, he provided some advice on techniques and I began work on this project. The cover image is an inkjet print on matte paper of my original digital image entitled "The End of the World." The transparent vellum was affixed to the image, then used to cover the boards for the binding. The edges of the text block were decorated with blown acrylic spray; the headbands are sewn in.
Robert J. Miller, editor. The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholars Version. San Francisco: Harper, 1994.
Miller, Robert J., ed., “Franklin example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2329.