Clam-shell box for 3 books about Christopher 'Kit' Carson.
Buckskin leather covering with labels and decorations on the spine. Kit Carson was a Brevet Brigadier General during the US Civil War.
'Shoulders' built to accommodate the two smaller books.
Clam-shell box for 'Hallucinogenic Plants' by Richard Evans Schultes, published by Golden Press, 1976. ISBN: 030764362X
(Apropos) marbled paper and black cloth, custom foil on leather label on spine.
Clam-shell box for a First Edition of 'Taps At Reveille' by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
External, and internal, fabric colors chosen to complement the colors of the dust-jacket.
Facsimile dust-jacket images added on the spine and front panel. Client did not want title/author
on the front panel, so that information was removed utilizing photo-editing software.
Main Street - Clamshell Box
1937 Limited Editions Club printing of 'Main Street' by Sinclair Lewis,
illustrations by Grant Wood (of 'American Gothic' fame).
External covering of grey-cloth to complement the grey of the book-cover; internal
covering of gold-cloth to complement the color of the duo-tone illustrations. Spine
label added, on box, similar to that on the book.
Lewis and Clark Codices - Clamshell Box
A 3-volume set of 'Lewis and Clark Codices', with descriptive pamphlet, reprints produced by
the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
Maroon goat, marbled paper, and natural linen used for coverings. Spine label using the Art Gothic
font found on the publisher labels on the booklets. One of the volumes is smaller than the other two,
so I constructed an internal 'pocket' to hold the smaller item.
Prince Of Tides - Clamshell Box
A signed, limited edition, 'Prince of Tides' by Pat Conroy.
Interior trays are covered with a maroon 'crackle' fabric (think of very old, weathered, maroon paint) -
exterior is a very dark blue fabric. Exterior front and spine panels have modified reproduction of the
first edition dust-jacket - interior has reproduction of original dust-jacket concept art by Wendell Minor.
A different WM image was selected for the original dust-jacket.
The front panel also includes a raised-relief/cut-out suggestive of the dust-jacket art.
Gravity's Rainbow - Clamshell Box
First Edition of 'Gravity's Rainbow' by Thomas Pynchon, Viking Press, New York, 1973 ISBN: 0670348325.
Three clam-shell treatments; second box has raised relief to complement the blind-stamp on the book cover.
To Be Or Not To Be - Clamshell Box
'To Be or Not to Be'; the pictorial biography of Amitabh Bachchan, by Khalid Mohamed, ISBN: 8190151703.
Framed photo on front panel, internal photos, quotation engraved on brass plate (above photos).
The book is approx. 11 x 14 inches, and weighs almost 7 pounds. Weight of book and clam-shell box, together, is a little over 9 pounds.
Greendale - Clamshell Box
Greendale by Neil Young, illustrated by James Mazzeo, Sanctuary, London, 2004, ISBN: 1860746497.
Covering fabric chosen to complement the green cloth on the book covers.