Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
DC Comics Inc.,
Gift of Paul Romaine.
The outer right-hand corner of one of the leaves of the mass-market paperback edition of the 1987 graphic novel Watchmen features a témoin (French for “witness”)—an accidentally folded corner of a bookblock leaf that survives uncut and untrimmed. Here the témoin shows the extent to which the bound leaves were trimmed during the manufacturing process—thus helping to indicate the leaf’s original size.
From the collection of Rare Book School