“J” is for Judgment by Sue Grafton
Unique Fine Binding by Constance Wozny
First Edition, First Printing
Published by Henry Holt & Co., New York in 1993
Binding Details: “J is for Judgment” is a unique fine binding designed and executed by Constance Wozny. The book is bound in full rust leather with the letter “J” raised and trimmed in black leather on the front cover and raised swirl designs on the front and back boards. The title appears in black on the front cover and spine. The endpapers and pastedowns are hand-made paper with the book edges colored to match the endpapers. The book is housed in a custom made clamshell box that is covered in black-and-white cloth with a leather label on the spine. The box is lined with hand-marbled paper that matches the book. The book measures 9” x 6”.
Book Details: This is the first edition of “J” is for Judgment published by Henry Holt & Co., New York in 1993. “J" is for Judgment is Sue Grafton’s tenth novel in her critically acclaimed Alphabet Series Kinsey Millhoue Mysteries. From the publisher, “"J" is for judgment: the kind we're quick to make and often quicker to regret … Kinsey Millhone's tenth excursion into the dark places of the heart where duplicity is the governing rule and murder the too-frequent result”
About the Artist: Constance Wozny has been a bookbinder for over 18 years and her creations are widely exhibited in various exhibitions and juried shows in the United States, France, England, Australia, and Tokyo. Her bindings are included in the permanent collections of numerous institutions ranging from the Special Collections Department of the Chicago Main Library to the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor. She holds a degree in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University and has studied with many notable book artists and fine binders including Tini Miura, Monique Lallier, Dominic Riley, and Don Ethington. Her artistic works have been featured in book art exhibition venues locally, nationally and internationally as well as in several book art publications. Her studio is located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Condition Report: The binding and clamshell box are in FINE condition.
Photographs of the binding and the clamshell box appear in the photo section of the listing.