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Periodic Table

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Bound by Nicky Oliver

Periodic Table
by Primo Levi
Folio Society

The binding is an unsupported link stitch with a Fraynot hinge attachment and secondary sewing. Hand sewn silk end bands. Hand painted and printed flyleaves and doublures. Leather joints. Colour washed edges with foil tooling. Hand dyed with Hewit's aniline dyes on their Fair Goat with onlays, foil tooling and distressed foil stencil work. Finished with SC7400 (a wax emulsion finish for leather).

Idea behind the design - "The flame appears quite frequently throughout the book either in its symbolic form as light and hope or as the prospector or chemist's aide. The flame will react and change colour depending on the chemical or metal that it is introduced to. I have abstracted and simplified the flame and each of the colours I have used represents a metal or chemical compound."

You can see more of Nicky's work on her web site, Black fox Bindery