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Another History of the Accordion Book. (2017) by Peter Thomas. 11 inches tall by 6 inches wide by 15 inche long when closed. 22 accordion pages. $1850.

This book was made by slitting the bellows of an unrepairable vnitage Hohner student accordion to create an accordion book structure. The images and text panels were then inserted into the bellows to create the pages. The text is a history of the accordion paired with a history of the accordion book. The images are photographs of accordion players from Peter's photo collection that have been digitally printed on Peter's handmade paper and then hand colored by Donna. The text was digitally composed and printed on Peter's handmade paper, and has rubrication that was hand drawn by Donna.This is a one-of-a-kind book. It is part of a series of accordion books that started with the Real Accordion Book we made in 2001. Yes, the accordion can still be played, but only sort of,



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