Last night I thought of a cool book form that would be perfect for a long manscript of poems that ranged from the very short to the very long (gee, think I’m reading a mansuscript like that right now?). The book would have a custom trim such that the cover and beginning pages were small, even tiny, and it would gradually flare out (a diagonal cut rather than a vertical cut) until reaching full-size.
Side view of a normal book looks like this: |_|
Side vie of this book would look like this: /_\
So, from a top view, instead of being a rectangulare cube, it would be closer to a flat topped pyramid.