Wednesday Wonder No 13

copyright Paul Henry 2012
In spring of 2012 artist Paul Henry opened a mysterious brown paper parcel (yes, it was tied up with string) to find this book; a discarded copy of the Crime and Detection by E M Wong, published in 1926.

Tattered and broken as it was, Paul nevertheless worked his creative magic on it. Taking the book apart he re-bound it into a mini library, each book bound by hand and with beautiful hand-marbled endpapers.

To investigate this delightful mini library yourself, visit The Library of Lost Books exhibition at The Library of Birmingham, from 5th to 23rd November 2013.

(unless otherwise stated all photographs were taken by David Knight)

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