LIMITED EDITION of 95 copies, this is one of 20, SIGNED and Numbered 14, and housed in a human-heart-shaped box, and includes a wooden anatomical specimen stand for display. 32mo. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.Unpaginated.  pp. Engraved illustrations throughout, including facsimiles of 2 letters written at the time of the murders;text clean, unmarked. Hand-bound by Sean Richards in gilt-ruled red morocco, raised bands, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. Housed in a box built up with papier-mache into the shape of a human heart, covered with red morocco onlays, two brass hinges are embedded and pinned into the papier-mache upon which are hinged two doors that open forward to reveal the morocco-lined box that holds the little book. Comes complete with a wooden anatomical specimen stand hand-turned by a local wood-worker. Fine. This artist's book reflects Sean Richards' life-long fascination with Jack the Ripper and his years of research on the Victorian crime spree attributed to this shadowy character. It also displays Richards' virtuosity as a visionary artist and creative bookbinder, who manifests his ideas in leather and papier-mache. Sean Richards is the director of Byzantium Studios, Ltd. in Norman Oklahoma, where he provides the very best in rare book restoration and replica bindings, including design bindings, archival enclosures, and hand-made brass and silver hardware. Among his many awards is the Historical Binding First Prize awarded at the Society of Bookbinders International Competition in 2015.
Sean E. Richards, Jack the Ripper A Bloody Alphabet, Kristi Wyatt, Artist's Book, Byzantium Studios, Limited Edition, Fine Press, Alphabet Book