Ramsey Campbell. The Decorations. Illustrated by Ladislav Hanka.
Stockton, Minnesota: Alpenhouse Apparitions (Sutton Hoo Press), 2005.
Crimson goatskin worked in bas-relief and blind tooled; gold tooled with various sizes of dots, stars, and bells; title gold tooled on spine. Hand embroidered silk headbands; top edge graphite; marbled paper by Catherine Levine. A Christmas ghost story, the idea for the design was to make the book look, from a distance, like the ubiquitous Christmas greeting card. What first appears in bas-relief as a Christmas tree with decorations becomes, upon closer inspection, a skeletal hand.