The inside front cover is covered with an ornately patterned green and tan fabric. Centered on the inside cover is a collaged tile of a black-and-white etching illustration modeling the sun and earth. The frame is covered with a medieval painting of a castle under siege with soldiers on its walls. The interior of the framed area is a black-and-white photograph of an extravagantly adorned, late 19th-century interior. In the top center is a pen sketch of an Egyptian canal boat on the Nile. In the center of the framed area are two wooden beads set apart in a way that echoes the illustration of the sun and the earth. On the bottom right are a large plastic fly and two square black tiles with dictionary illustrations of a soldier’s headgear and foot armor. There are partitions on the top and bottom in the side panels which are covered with text from a story about a snail. The signature and date are on the top left of the frame.
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Book cover used for this piece: World’s Greatest Events vol. IV