by Patti Smith
Bound by Minsky 1979
9" x 6"
Alum tawed ratskin, sumac tanned goatskin (both leathers made by the artist), safety pins, foil stamped title. Endsheets rubber stamped safety pin motif by Barton Lidicé Benes. Black suede box with padded satin lining.
"Bound by Minsky 1979" in pencil, inside back cover

Read about this binding in Jerry Tallmer's Review.

The rat skins and goat skins were prepared by Minsky at the National Leathersellers' Centre in Northampton, England in 1978. The goat skins were also used for the binding of Tom Phillips' manuscript book for his translation of Dante's Inferno.

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