Walter M. Miller, Jr. A Canticle for Leibowitz. New York: J. P. Lippincott, 1960.
This classic science fiction novel concerns the survival of knowledge through books in a post-apocalyptic world. The binding references use of atomic weapons and the blueprints described in the story. The book is bound in full French chagrin dark blue goatskin with blue suede flyleaves and doublures. Silk headbands sewn in blue and white. Text edges dyed blue. The decoration was tooled and painted with white acrylic lines and colored leather onlays.