I chose to bind this book in a 17th c. style, so it would appear contemporary with the story, using as a model limp vellum bindings in the John J. Burns Library where I work. I deliberately selected bindings on books with religious themes from the 16th & 17th c. to imitate. I added the gilt paper “clasps” to introduce metal to the binding-since the title references the process of melting metal. The flyleaves also are painted to suggest molten metal.
|Artist/Creator||Barbara Adams Hebard|
|Place of Publication||Melrose, MA|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Limp vellum binding, double-fanned adhesive textblock, endbands made of brown leather covered vellum strips, heavy weight gilt Barrett paper decorative "clasps," gold color cotton plaited ties, paste paper flyleaves|
|Number of Pages||143|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||5.5 x .5 x 8.5 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Unsigned|