A box for galley proofs of 'Trimalchio' (aka 'Trimalchio in West Egg'), better known as 'The Great Gatsby',
by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In 2000, University of South Carolina published a limited edition (500 numbered sets) of a facsimile of the
unrevised galley proofs. The proofs measure 6x24 inches.
The sets were issued in storage boxes, but the boxes were not made of sturdy materials. The original box for
this set was in very poor condition.
I made a new box using 91-point (.091 inches) ph-neutral book-binder board - external fabric is dark-blue
faux suede, inside is natural linen - the original label has been applied to the new box. Since the proofs
will fit snugly, in the box, a pull-ribbon was added to aid in removing the proofs.
Ruler to show scale
Two-piece box built to hold a stack of collectible magazines; shown with optional straps for added strength.