Santa Cruz, CA: Donna and Peter Thomas, 2008. (26) pp. Approximately 2 1/2 x 2 3/8". UNIQUE, LIMITED EDITION of 1 copy. Slipcase covered in blue paper and squirrel skin leather on top and bottom, paper label on front; limp squirrel vellum over paper end-leaves, with an illustration of a squirrel visible through the vellum that forms the front cover; binding square and tight, 6 hand-drawn and colored illustrations of different squirrell species, cut in silhouette and stitched to the pages with red thread over a hand-made paper accoridion-fold text block. A fine copy.
An artist's book with six of Donna Thomas' lively illustration of North American squirrels, with a cover made from brain-tanned squirrel skin. Donna made this book after experimenting with non-toxic tanning based on old tanning recipes. This little volume demonstrates the infinite creativity afforded artists who work in the book arts; especially miniature books.