The PeriodicTable
by Primo Levi
Published by The Folio Society
Bound by Glenn Malkin 2012
  
Exhibited in the Designer Bookbinders annual competition exhibition 2012 at the John Rylands Library, Manchester.
 
Bound in full purple Harmatan goatskin with onlaid crimson goatskin, blind tooled and tooled with gold leaf. Doublures are inlaid crimson goatskin, with goat suede endpapers. Edge decorated with acrylic paints and with sprinkled gold leaf.
 
The design represents chemical reactions of the elements within the period table which forms the background to the text, with a solitary Star of David amongst them to represent the Jewish context of the author surviving the harsh post-war years.
 
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