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      Okay, not exactly a map or a globe. Franklin Books sells books with 3D sculpted book covers in the theme of the books title. This book is The Innocent Voyage by Richard Hughes

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    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, bound by Richard Tuttle. The book has been rebound by Richard Tuttle in leather from a bomber jacket over sculpted boards with a small animal trap on the front cover and embroidered badges on the front cover and spine. The front endpaper has a special treatment of the Catch 22 explanation. Richard Tuttle’s symbol signature along with the binding date appear on the second page. 2013. The book measures 11” x 9”

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in pig leather covered boards w/ elaborate tooling to front board & spine expressing views from the book. Front endpapers are an elaborate combination of a detective magazine similar to one Holden took on the train w/ him & other period memorabilia he might not want his mother to see. Final touch is a padlock to ensure that the diary is not opened by unwelcomed eyes. 2012, 11” x 9”.

    You needn't spend top dollar on oil paints and horsehair brushes to prove your artistic skill. These days, plenty of artists are creating magnificent works of art from things as simple as books and X-acto knives. Some of you may think that books are

    Elisabeth Lecourt's maps turned into dresses ("les robes géographiques") are pure magic.

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley with illustrations by Mara McAfee, binding by Richard Tuttle. Book has been rebound in lamb skin over boards that feature a drug dispensary motif with the titles and commentary printed on vinyl. The endpapers were created by Richard Tuttle especially for this book. 2012. The book measures 10” x 7.5”

    The Pilgrimage, 4 Volumes, bound by Richard Tuttle: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer; The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come by John Bunyan; On the Road by Jack Kerouac; The Wanderer: Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier. Rebound in lambskin over sculpted boards that feature his footprints imprinted into the front covers as homage to literature as a pilgrimage.

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in a beautiful combination of tree bark covered boards with a leather spine made from cowhide pliver. The binding also features wood veneer endpapers. The binding was done in 2012. The book measures approximately 9” x 7.5”. This is a first edition, early printing of Shel Silverstein’s classic “The Giving Tree” published by Harper & Row in 1964.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare w/ Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in lamb shiver over sculpted boards featuring motif of stars, leaves, & flowers. There is no title that appears on the outside of the binding. The endpapers are hand painted & are a stark contrast to the white leather binding. 2012, 12” x 9.5”

    Hand carved, tooled and stitched leather book cover. I love the connectivity and earthiness of this design.

    The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer, 2 Volumes, Illustrated by John Flaxman, Translation by Alexander Pope, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in pearlized lamb skin over sculpted boards & feature hand carved wood ornaments on front cover. Each spine has 10 raised hubs & title appears w/in the raised hub treatment. The bindings were done in 2012. Each of the books measure approximately 10.5” x 7.5”

    The Call of the Wild by Jack London – Illustrated by Paul Bransom, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in a combination of cowhide & beaver fur covered boards complete w/ leather straps & old buckles. The leather has a very nice patina & will age beautifully. A label w/ the title & author is affixed to the spine. The endpapers are made of ruled composition paper from a student’s notebook w/ the back endpaper bearing the books title. 2012, 9.5” x 8”