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The Gold Bug [Design Binding].

Loket, Czech Republic: Jarmila Jelena Sobota, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. The story involves cryptography with a detailed description of a method for solving a simple substitution cipher using letter frequencies. The cryptogram is:
53‡‡†305))6*;4826)4‡.)4‡);806*;48†8
¶60))85;1‡(;:‡*8†83(88)5*†;46(;88*96
*?;8)*‡(;485);5*†2:*‡(;4956*2(5*—4)8
¶8*;4069285);)6†8)4‡‡;1(‡9;48081;8:8‡
1;48†85;4)485†528806*81(‡9;48;(88;4
(‡?34;48)4‡;161;:188;‡?;
The decoded message is:
A good glass in the bishop's hostel in the devil's seat
forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes northeast and by north
main branch seventh limb east side shoot from the left eye of the death's-head
a bee line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out.
Signed by Jarmila Sobota. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. “Bradel” binding structure covered with dark green goatskin, onlay of laser-cut leather skull, gilt lettering and decorative elements; archival box in leather and marbled paper with magnetic 'bug' that can crawl on the cover. Appox. 3x3". 95pp. Item #8630

Price: $375.00

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