Charles P. Mountford, The Dreamtime, 1968
The book was sewn on recessed cords with laced-on boards and sewn silk endbands. Endpapers are paste papers with leather hinges. One of the illustrations
in the book, by Ainslie Roberts, The Origin of Fire, was used as the inspiration for the binding. The yellow goatskin was dyed multiple times to create the
sunset sky. Dyed, pared, and feathered onlays were used with blind tooling. The title is tooled in gold leaf. 9.5 x 7 x 0.5 inches, 24 x 18 x 1.5 centimeters.
Jana Pullman is the owner of Western Slope Bindery in Minneapolis, specializing in custom binding and repair of books. She focuses her artistic energies
on fine binding and participates in book exhibitions. Jana earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in twenty-five years of book arts
experience, she has worked as printer, papermaker, bookbinder, illustrator, conservator, and book artist. Website at