A Humument's 40th Anniversary

humument2.jpg(c) Tom Phillips

2013 is the 40th anniversary of The Humument by Tom Phillips. To mark the occasion, Phillips prepared a special binding of his last five copies of the book in the Tetrad Press edition of 1970 to 1973. This celebrates the final installment of the first edition of The Humument.

Phillips writes, “This is the binding that I planned right from the beginning but we never had the resources to make since the boxes were only a temporary measure and I always hated them. Now with Bookworks of London with whom I have worked many years I am having the leaves in two leather bound boxes with original Humument pieces

incorporated into the covers lined with endpapers of the editions of the original Mallock book that I used with a base incorporating the spines of two of the old boxes.” Princeton University Library is fortunate to have acquired one of these five special bindings.