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Ukulele Series Book #23. A Brief History of the Ukulele. 2003. This book was made by sawing a ukulele in half, building up the insides and then re-connecting the two halves with hinges and a lock. Both halves of the ukulele have chambers constructed in them to accomodate and accordion book bound in tapa cloth. The text was oringially made by Donna for a miniature book in 1999. It has been enlarged and reprinted for this edition, with a new title page and colophon, printed on Peter's handmade paper, sewn to the text. $1250.
A variation on this binding has been used to make an edition of 15 copies of Ukulele book #23.