Precious Air

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About this Book

This limited edition concertina book of 100 copies is Excerpts from Chief Seattle’s Peace Treaty Statement to Governor Stephens believed to be made around 1870.

The text is still very relevant today and Dave chose this Statement as part of his submission for his Fellowship to the Society of Scribes & Illuminators in London in 1991, when he presented three handmade books.  The original of this Limited Edition was chosen to be part of the Fine Books, Fine Bindings Exhibition in St Paul’s Cathedral in the following year and now sits in Los Angeles, in the University of California’s Collection.

The artwork and lettering chosen was to demonstrate the numerous styles and design concepts Dave has developed during his career as a Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist. 

This limited edition is hand embossed, hand folded using Australian timber ends and a handmade paper sleeve.