Sunday, 14 December 2008

Day 2

Today's giftie, gorgeously wrapped in gold, is from Penelope Harris.

Inside is this teeny palm sized book, with a soft velvety cover and a golden cord on the spine.

The book is full of pockets and the pockets are full of cards. The book tells a story of Alchemy:

A form of Chemistry & Philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages & Renaissance, loosely having these goals: Transmutation of Base Metals into Gold & Silver and the Creation of an Elixir to prolong Life. Also referring to any Process which aims to turn a Common Substance (usually of little value) into a Substance of Greater Value.

Thank you so much Penelope - you are a bookbinder extraordinaire!

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