A113. West to East: A Sierra Journey

A113. West to East

A113. Heather McPherson and David Worton. West to East: A Sierra Journey. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2002.

21 x 16 cm (8 ¼” x 6 ¼”), 10-page accordion, 15 copies.

Binding: Simple accordion; covers are tan cloth over boards. Illustration on label on cover. End sheets green. Accordion pages are held together by interwoven paper tapes, handmade by Peter Thomas. Housed in a slipcase covered in tan cloth and green paper, handmade by Peter Thomas. Title on label on spine. Paper: Cream, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of eleven watercolor paintings and eight hand-drawn maps by Donna Thomas.

“The text juxtaposes Donna’s illustrations and maps with excerpts from the travel journals of McPherson and Worton, her companions on this backpacking trip.” –Peter Thomas

“Sometimes I’m not ready to stop enjoying a backpack trip when it is over. I want to live with the Sierra images a little longer. Sometimes that’s why I make my books.” –Donna Thomas

Peter and Donna Thomas