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Deborah Howe
Hanover, New Hampshire

Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time, 1962

The black leather cover represents the vacuum of a tesseract, the concept of folding time to travel, where time is three-dimensional. The elastic silver band is used to illustrate this notion, by pulling it forward, then by opening and closing the book, one can see how the distance from each end of the band is altered, thus mirroring the action of a tesseract. The black is also reflective of dooming evil, which is conquered by love, represented by red in the double-core French silk endbands. Endsheets are printed with images and quotes about marking time, past, present, and future. 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches, 21.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 centimeters. Created 2009.

Deborah Howe was the collections conservator at the Northwestern University Library and now holds the same position at the Dartmouth College Library. She has been involved in the book community for over twenty years, serving as president and program chair of the Chicago Hand Bookbinders and on the Board of the Morgan Conservatory; participating in exhibits; and teaching classes at the Newberry Library, the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, and currently at the book arts program at the Dartmouth College Library.