Sunday, 11 March 2012

Cyrano De Bergerac... a book from the past..

Cyrano De Bergerac.
Printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies (1998) at the presses of Jean- Francois Manier, in Chambonseur - Lignon on behalf of the Cercle de Relieure d'art a Ciboure.

Bound in 1998 by me...

Bound with a double hollow in black goat skin and hand dyed French Parchment ( by binder ) with inlaid panels of egg shell ( by binder ) to both front and back boards. Title to spine in black ink. Hand sewn end bands in blue and red Japanese silk. Head decorated in graphite and gold leaf.
Leather jointed end papers and doublers of hand dyed ( by binder ) in a French hand made paper.

The present owner ( USA ) has requested a new box.... This means that the original box has done the job it was made for.. eg.. to protect the book, which it has as the binding, text block is in the exact same condition as the day it left my studio some 14 years ago....

Over the next few days I will show some of the aspects of one style of box I make.....

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