Monday, February 4, 2013

Altered BOOK, Secret POISON STORAGE. Original book cover from 1600. Intact book clasp. Pages bonded into a solid block & cut. 11 drawers & 1 open compartment. Silver & Stained wood details. Latin poison labels (Rhicinus, datura, belladonna, valerian, etc.). Glass bottle labeled "Statutum est hominibus semel mori" (A man is destined to die once) Hebrews 9:27. Engraving of a standing skeleton, dated "1682" ... Once owned by an educated 17th century bible-reading assassin? -pfb

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Altered BOOK, Secret POISON STORAGE. Original book cover from 1600. Intact book clasp. Pages bonded into a solid block & cut. 11 drawers & 1 open compartment. Silver & Stained wood details. Latin poison labels (Rhicinus, datura, belladonna, valerian, etc.). Glass bottle labeled "Statutum est hominibus semel mori" (A man is destined to die once) Hebrews 9:27. Engraving of a standing skeleton, dated "1682" ... Once owned by an educated 17th century bible-reading assassin? -pfb

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