2008
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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
John Murray, 2008
Bound by David Sellars

Sewn on linen tapes. Board structure of laminated millboard and linen.
Covered in Nigerian goatskin with inlaid panel of collaged leathers. Tooled in red and black,
Leather joints, double headbands, coloured edges, Handmade Japanese paper doublures.

A diverse group of characters are thrown together on an old slave, sailing ship.
The black tooling uses rigging as a frame for the inlaid area, and also makes
reference to characters lives crossing and interacting.