[Toronto]: George A. Walker, . Cased in full black leather, with blocked frame and lettering to the upper cover, and blind lettering and five raised bands to the spine; plain black endpapers. Housed in a matching black cloth covered solander box, with maroon cloth sides, lettering blocked in blind to the spine, and an inset wood engraved portrait of Conrad Black to the upper cover. Unpaginated [pp. 244]. A fine copy. The text was set in Janson, with Trajan used for the titles; occasional wood-engraved initial letters; printed on Rising Stonehenge 250 gm. paper. The binding was designed and forwarded by Walker, and finished by Tony Crowle of Van Huizen Bookbinding. With an Afterword, entitled Walker’s Black, by Tom Smart. Signed in pencil by Smart at the close of his afterword. One of 13 copies, of which this is number 7. Signed and numbered by Walker on the colophon page. Accompanied by a wood engraved portrait of Black, signed and numbered in pencil by Walker, and signed in pen by Black himself. Item #209
As with many of George Walker’s works, we may find symbolic significance in this book’s smallest details. 13 was chosen as the limitation, for the 13 copies coincide with the number of file boxes that Black removed from the Toronto headquarters of Hollinger International.