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artists' books; altered book; smoking (activity); Stacked & Altered exhibition, summer 2022


1 book object. Altered book, all pages after page 15 are glued together into one block, these pages have two rectangular compartments carved-out and contain an empty box of Camel cigarettes and a blue Bic disposable lighter. Inside front cover has a paper label glued in with printed initials: SPC. Below the label written in pencil is 2008. Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1938, this book is the 4th printing October 1941. Book is open to chapter two with chapter title: Who do you think you are --Dempsey? Gift of Jan Baker. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition Stacked & Altered, summer 2022.

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cigarette boxes; lighters (fire-making equipment); alteration (process and technique); paper


23 cm

Farewell to Sport



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