Handbound blank book (made by Rosemary Kirstein)

Item Name & Description: hand-bound blank book, 4.5″ by 6″.

Cover is white and gray, reminiscent of clouds; end-papers are dark sliver-gray.

Internal paper is the sort that is called “parchment”, as found in art stores generally. Silk ribbon tie closure, with decorative charm of planets and star.

Starting Bid:$15

Notes: I will ship anywhere in North America, Europe or Asia.

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The Lost Steersman, by Rosemary Kirstein, with small handmade blank journal

Item Name & Description: The Lost Steersman, Volume 3 of the Steerswoman Series, with accompanying handmade journal.

While I was writing The Lost Steersman I was also experimenting with paper-making and I recycled printed drafts of the book into handmade paper. I intentionally left fragments of text visible in the finished pages, as random decorative inclusions.

There are twenty pages to this little (4.5″ by 6″) book. The paper is rough, and works well with colored pencil, fountain pen, felt-tip pen (NOT ballpoint). I include two loose pages for you to experiment with.

Cover is marble paper, end-papers are bark paper. Silk ribbon tie closure, with gold-edged little snail shell.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: I will ship anywhere in the world (however for destinations in the Southern Hemisphere I’ll use the least expensive shipping method, and it might take months for the item to reach you). Signing available on request.

Bidding is now open. It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


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