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That’s a nice, fresh take on a grimorie. The naturalistic elements almost put this into the Aesthetic Movement or Arts and Crafts criteria of the late 1880s. The leaf-like or fin corner protectors are especially good and the squamous, shagreen cover material has a texture that works very well. The finishing touch, the eye/mouth/unspeakable opening centerpiece with restraining straps really sets this piece apart as highly imaginative. This is the kind of stuff I love to encounter on Propnomicon’s site.
Hi, I made this back in the mid-90s for a VERY low budget production called "Archangel Thunderbird." The main body of the book was formed around an old stamp-collecting book with added feature pages. The corners were cast in resin & brass powder & the "unspeakable opening" was based on lamprey mouths...! As I was never paid for the project, I still have it on my bookshelf! - S. "Mog" Aplin
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