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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

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Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Artist’s book, copies with text printed on Velin d’Arche, the original watercolor that is the frontispiece is on Sekishu Japan paper, as are the four copperplate engravings, all copies signed by the artist, the author, and his translator, Joshua Watsky.

Full goat cerulean blue leather binding with laced on boards with magenta buffalo leather edge to edge doublures; inlays of hand dyed, embossed, and painted goat and calf leathers with painted incisions; title, author, and artist hand tooled in turquoise metallic foil; top edge painted with acrylic, polychrome silk end bands, Green Mokuba backed with blue Lotka paper fly leaves; original wrappers bound in; housed in magenta / grey cloth over boards clamshell box with title, author, and artist printed in black onblue paper spine label; small onlays in similar design and colors to those larger ones on binding panels.

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

Quatre Fois son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Quatre Fois son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Frontispiece

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Artist’s book, copies with text printed on Velin d’Arche, the original watercolor that is the frontispiece is on Sekishu Japan paper, as are the four copperplate engravings, all copies signed by the artist, the author, and his translator, Joshua Watsky.

Full goat cerulean blue leather binding with laced on boards with magenta buffalo leather edge to edge doublures; inlays of hand dyed, embossed, and painted goat and calf leathers with painted incisions; title, author, and artist hand tooled in turquoise metallic foil; top edge painted with acrylic, polychrome silk end bands, Green Mokuba backed with blue Lotka paper fly leaves; original wrappers bound in; housed in magenta / grey cloth over boards clamshell box with title, author, and artist printed in black onblue paper spine label; small onlays in similar design and colors to those larger ones on binding panels.

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Doublures Detail

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

The Right Eye of the Commander

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Artist’s book, Pamphlet printed in 1937 by the Bentleys at 1836 Euclid Court in berkeley. Their motto was “ the fine printer begins where the careful printer leaves off.” The Wilder Bentley archive is housed at the SF Public Library. This charming jeu d’esprit was one of their earliest printing projects.

Semi-limp binding in the style ‘Reliure a Cru”. Hand dyed calf skin with image transfer and embossing. Agate slice inlaid onto front cover. Incisions on cover and edges of boards painted in red acrylic. Doublures surface treated and embossed goat suede.

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Artist’s book, Pamphlet printed in 1937 by the Bentleys at 1836 Euclid Court in berkeley. Their motto was “ the fine printer begins where the careful printer leaves off.” The Wilder Bentley archive is housed at the SF Public Library. This charming jeu d’esprit was one of their earliest printing projects.

Semi-limp binding in the style ‘Reliure a Cru”. Hand dyed calf skin with image transfer and embossing. Agate slice inlaid onto front cover. Incisions on cover and edges of boards painted in red acrylic. Doublures surface treated and embossed goat suede.

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Cover detail

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Cover detail

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

Edges

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Staple binding of Pentland goatskin that has been collaged, sanded to tan, tooled with silver gilt and black dotted lines with onlays of sanded suede over the black goat skin, title EDGES in silver gilt on front panel, 5 pair of black staples on spine, maroon and silver grey suede turn-ins and paste-downs, black paper guards; original wrappers bound in; original six folios set in tabs to allow complete opening of each page spread,housed in custom-made black cloth over boards clamshell box lined with black Ultrasuede, spine of box with black goatskin collaged and sanded and stamped with title and artist / author in blind.

Private Collection

Edges

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Edges

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Staple binding of Pentland goatskin that has been collaged, sanded to tan, tooled with silver gilt and black dotted lines with onlays of sanded suede over the black goat skin, title EDGES in silver gilt on front panel, 5 pair of black staples on spine, maroon and silver grey suede turn-ins and paste-downs, black paper guards; original wrappers bound in; original six folios set in tabs to allow complete opening of each page spread,housed in custom-made black cloth over boards clamshell box lined with black Ultrasuede, spine of box with black goatskin collaged and sanded and stamped with title and artist / author in blind.

Private Collection

Edges

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

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Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Full black goatskin binding with boards laced-on.  Edge-to-edge black goatskin doublures.  Custom blue and grey paste paper flyleaves.  Black and white silk endbands.  Inlays of black grained leather, embossed and top-pared black calf, perforated sheepskin.  White box calf and paper onlays.  Title tooled with grey foil.

Bound 2016

Binding selected for 2017 Designer Bookbinders Traveling International Competition in UK and US.

Bancroft Library

 

 

Trading Eights

Trading Eights

 

Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Doublure and fly leaf detail.

Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz

Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Cover Detail

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Cover Detail

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Trading Eights, the Faces of Jazz

Trading Eights, the Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Mixed media suede limp binding with secondary sewing consisting of ten-18K gold wire staples secured by handmade wood and parchment tackets. Original book pamphlet stitched with red and blue Moriki paper and with embossed green goat suede flyleaves. Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam. Original paper wrappers in brown bound in along with the prospectus; housed in a custom-
made clamshell box.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Mixed media suede limp binding with secondary sewing consisting of ten-18K gold wire staples secured by handmade wood and parchment tackets. Original book pamphlet stitched with red and blue Moriki paper and with embossed green goat suede flyleaves. Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam. Original paper wrappers in brown bound in along with the prospectus; housed in a custom-
made clamshell box.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

 

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Cover detail.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Doublure detail.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Title Page.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Outside

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / AP1

340 mm x 600 mm

Bound in hand dyed and embossed kangaroo leather with inlays of copper, snake and calf skins; onlays of snake and calf skins.  Blind tooled.  Edge-to-edge stone veneer doublures with matching stone veneer fly leaves.  Hand embroidered silk end bands. Title tooled in blind.

Awarded 'Highly Commendable for Onlays and Inlays' in 2017 Open Set International Competition.

Bound 2016 / Private Collection

 

Outside

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Front cover detail with snake inlays.

Outside

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

 

Front cover detail.

Outside

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Edge-to-edge stone veneer doublures and stone veneer fly leaves.

 

Encheiresin Naturae

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / AP1

370mm x 470mm x 35 mm

Bound in black goatskin with onlays of slate stone leaf, wasp's nest and leather splits.  Inlays of pewter and embossed and sanded leather.  Collaged leather splits and pewter inlay as center piece. Gold leaf tooled.  Slate stone leaf edge-to-edge doublures and suede flyleaves.

Bound 2015 / Private Collection

 

Encheiresin Naturae

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Enclosure with binding and suite of plates

Encheiresin Naturae

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Front Cover Detail

Encheiresin Naturae

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Back Cover Detail

LOOM

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator; Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Signed by Both Author and Illustrator / AP4

216mm x 360mm x 35mm

Black goat skin binding with edge-to-edge distressed laether doublures.  Inlays and mosaics of manipulated and decorated leather to complement the prints within then text. 

Bound 2015 / Private Collection

 

LOOM

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator:  Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2014

Front Cover Detail

LOOM

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator; Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Inside Doublure detail

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

By Henry David Thoreau  /  Illustrator: Abigail Rohrer/  Lone Oak Press

No. 55 of 70 , Signed

Full leather binding with edge-to-edge leather doublures.  Hand-dyed and distressed goatskin.  Inlays of cat-tails and leather splits.  Onlays of calf.  Gold leaf tooled and titled.

Bound 2014 for Designer Bookbinders InsideOUT Exhibition

Private Collection, UK

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

By Henry David Thoreau  /  Illustrator: Abigail Rohrer/  Lone Oak Press

No. 55 of 70 , Signed

Detail of distressed full leather edge to edge doublure with leather split fly-leaf

Cetology

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Water buffalo leather binding sewn 'Montage sur onglets' with water buffalo edge-to-edge doublures.  Okawara paper hand dyed blue and gray for fly leaves and onglets.  Cover inlay is collaged layers of top and back pared leather mounted on an alligator belly split that was pre-tooled with silver foil using binder’s custom made brass roulette. 

Bound 2016

Private Collection, NY

 

Cetology

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Illustration detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Illustration Detail

Bound 2016

Grand & Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada

Grand & Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada

By W.W. Elliott  /  Forward by James B. Snyder  /  Havilah Press, Emeryville, CA

286mm x 197mm x 38mm

Full leather French style binding sewn on cords with boards laced-in.  Embroidered silk endbands, graphite top edge decoration.  Black leather doublures, marbled paper fly leaves.  Title is hand tooled with palladium leaf.  Cover has Colorado agate embedded.  Magnetic panel opens 3/4 outwards to display 3 dimensional display of redwood trees.  Panel is comprised of top layer of ‘lacunose’ sanded leather, blind tooled, 2 layers of redwood cutouts form Japanese paper. 

Bound 2008

Selected for Guild of Bookworkers 'Marking Time' Exhibition

 

Into This World

Into This World

By Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Clamshell Box for binding

Into This World

Into This World

By Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Full leather binding sewn on 3 cords with boards laced-in.  Gilded title and rough edge gilding.  Lizard onlay.  Leather panel on front cover held with magnets.  Inside panel comprised of layers of leather, paper and suede embroidered with gold thread and painted.  Treated and distressed leather-split edge-to-edge doublures.  Leather-split fly leaves and silk embroidered headbands.

Bound 2014 /  Private Collection, Crested Butte, CO

Into This World

Into This World

by Natalie Goldberg /  Ilustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Detail of leather panel on front cover opened to show panel comprised of layers of leather, paper and suede embroidered with gold thread and painted.

 

Into This World

Into This World

by Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Detail of hand-gilded title and embroidered panel clasp.

 

Fantasy & Nonsense

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Clamshell Box for Binding

Fantasy & Nonsense

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Full leather binding.  Electrical wires strung with glass beads embedded through board cut-outs.  Tooled foil title.  Doublure and fly-leaf paper collaged and printed by binder.

Bound 2012 / Private Collection, Boston MA

First Prize, Guild of Book Workers Rocky Mountain Chapter Exhibition

 

Fantasy & Nonsense

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Detail of inside cover with doublure and fly-leaf paper collaged and printed by binder.

Fantasy & Nonsense

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

Cover detail

A Mercy

A Mercy

By Toni Morrisson

First Edition Signed by Author

203mm x 127mm x 38mm

Full leather French binding with boards laced-in.  Edge to edge leather doublures and suede fly leaves.  Electrical wire laced through panel and boards and hidden on doublure. Magnet panel opens to reveal entwining electrical wire.  Onlay of Wolfish.  Hand tooled gold leaf title.

Bound 2012

Desert Dreams

Desert Dreams

By Lawrence G. Van Velzer/  Illustrator: Peggy Gotthold/ Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA

Signed by both Author and Illustrator/  No. 183

203mm x 235mm x 25mm

Full leather French style binding sewn on 5 cords with boards laced-in, matching leather doublures. Handsewn Japanese silk endbands, gilded top edge.  Tan suede fly leaves. Raised onlays using ‘lacunose’ style sanded leather.  Blind and gold leaf tooling on cover.  Title is hand tooled with gold leaf.  Clamshell box lined with ultra-suede and covered in ‘Duo’ cloth using magnets for closure.  Colored agate slice decorates box cover.

Bound 2008 /  Private Collection, Boston MA

In Other Words

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Drum Leaf binding with handmade papers, PVC cover with red buffalo leather spine. Typeset on a Macintosh computer; Printed on a letter press from photo polymer plates.  Limited numbered edition signed by author and binder.   The ideas and opinions expressed in this book came from a thrift store. Each phrase was once a source of guidance to the now-anonymous people who underlined them in numerous self-help books. Later the books were tossed out. I collected these highlighted gems of wisdom and strung them together somewhat haphazardly to create an entirely new text.  The author collected visited thrift stores and collected passages from self-help books that other people underlined and then compiled the sentence fragments into the text for ‘In Other Words’. The result is a disjointed yet cohesive “self-help” text.

Bound 2009 /  Private Collection

 

In Other Words

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Drum Leaf binding with handmade papers, PVC cover with red buffalo leather spine. Typeset on a Macintosh computer; Printed on a letter press from photo polymer plates.  Limited numbered edition signed by author and binder.   The ideas and opinions expressed in this book came from a thrift store. Each phrase was once a source of guidance to the now-anonymous people who underlined them in numerous self-help books. Later the books were tossed out. I collected these highlighted gems of wisdom and strung them together somewhat haphazardly to create an entirely new text.  The author collected visited thrift stores and collected passages from self-help books that other people underlined and then compiled the sentence fragments into the text for ‘In Other Words’. The result is a disjointed yet cohesive “self-help” text.

Bound 2009 / Private Collection, Boston MA

In Other Words

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Detail of binding with enclosure

La Couleur du Vent

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Full buffalo leather binding with inlays of embossed leather, lizard and chicken feet.  Title hand-tooled in yellow foil across cover.  Edge-to edge buffalo leather doublures.  Paste-paper fly-leaves made by binder.

Bound 2012 / Private Collection

La Couleur du Vent

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of edge-to edge buffalo leather doublures.  Paste-paper fly-leaves made by binder.

 

La Couleur du Vent

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of illustrations.

La Couleur du Vent

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of front cover inlays.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quoations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quoations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

366 x 105 x 28.5 mm

Dyed goatskin cover with mixed media pink suede attached with secondary sewing consisting of ten gold wire staples secured wood and parchment tackets. Title tooled in blind and painted. Text folded on long side with first page sewn to inner flyleaves allowing accordion to fully open. Rounded mahogany spine piece affixed on spine.

Inspiration came from my immediate response to the vibrancy the pochoir. Sonia Delaunay said: “Colour is the skin of the world’ so I set about to create such a world. I wanted a structure that would enable a variable reading experience, be it page by page, or unfolding the entire structure

Bound 2018

Private Collection

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France -Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Recreated by Kitty Maryatt, Two Hands Press, 2018. Signed No. 19

Cover detail

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Artist’s book, copies with text printed on Velin d’Arche, the original watercolor that is the frontispiece is on Sekishu Japan paper, as are the four copperplate engravings, all copies signed by the artist, the author, and his translator, Joshua Watsky.

Full goat cerulean blue leather binding with laced on boards with magenta buffalo leather edge to edge doublures; inlays of hand dyed, embossed, and painted goat and calf leathers with painted incisions; title, author, and artist hand tooled in turquoise metallic foil; top edge painted with acrylic, polychrome silk end bands, Green Mokuba backed with blue Lotka paper fly leaves; original wrappers bound in; housed in magenta / grey cloth over boards clamshell box with title, author, and artist printed in black onblue paper spine label; small onlays in similar design and colors to those larger ones on binding panels.

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

Quatre Fois son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Frontispiece

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Artist’s book, copies with text printed on Velin d’Arche, the original watercolor that is the frontispiece is on Sekishu Japan paper, as are the four copperplate engravings, all copies signed by the artist, the author, and his translator, Joshua Watsky.

Full goat cerulean blue leather binding with laced on boards with magenta buffalo leather edge to edge doublures; inlays of hand dyed, embossed, and painted goat and calf leathers with painted incisions; title, author, and artist hand tooled in turquoise metallic foil; top edge painted with acrylic, polychrome silk end bands, Green Mokuba backed with blue Lotka paper fly leaves; original wrappers bound in; housed in magenta / grey cloth over boards clamshell box with title, author, and artist printed in black onblue paper spine label; small onlays in similar design and colors to those larger ones on binding panels.

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Doublures Detail

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Poem by James Sacre, Original paintings by Julius Baltazar. Bi-lingual edition with English Translation by Joshua Watsky. Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012.

325 mm x 249 mm x 12.7 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2019

Priscilla Juvelis Books

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Artist’s book, Pamphlet printed in 1937 by the Bentleys at 1836 Euclid Court in berkeley. Their motto was “ the fine printer begins where the careful printer leaves off.” The Wilder Bentley archive is housed at the SF Public Library. This charming jeu d’esprit was one of their earliest printing projects.

Semi-limp binding in the style ‘Reliure a Cru”. Hand dyed calf skin with image transfer and embossing. Agate slice inlaid onto front cover. Incisions on cover and edges of boards painted in red acrylic. Doublures surface treated and embossed goat suede.

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Artist’s book, Pamphlet printed in 1937 by the Bentleys at 1836 Euclid Court in berkeley. Their motto was “ the fine printer begins where the careful printer leaves off.” The Wilder Bentley archive is housed at the SF Public Library. This charming jeu d’esprit was one of their earliest printing projects.

Semi-limp binding in the style ‘Reliure a Cru”. Hand dyed calf skin with image transfer and embossing. Agate slice inlaid onto front cover. Incisions on cover and edges of boards painted in red acrylic. Doublures surface treated and embossed goat suede.

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Cover detail

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

The Right Eye of the Commander

Pamphlet by Bret Harte printed in 1937 by Wilder and Ellen Bentley and illustrated by Lloyd “Hans” Hoff. Berkeley, CA : Archtype Press, 1937.

229 mm x 146 mm x 76 mm

Cover detail

Bound 2019

San Francisco Public Library, Grabhorn Bookbinding Collection

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Staple binding of Pentland goatskin that has been collaged, sanded to tan, tooled with silver gilt and black dotted lines with onlays of sanded suede over the black goat skin, title EDGES in silver gilt on front panel, 5 pair of black staples on spine, maroon and silver grey suede turn-ins and paste-downs, black paper guards; original wrappers bound in; original six folios set in tabs to allow complete opening of each page spread,housed in custom-made black cloth over boards clamshell box lined with black Ultrasuede, spine of box with black goatskin collaged and sanded and stamped with title and artist / author in blind.

Private Collection

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Staple binding of Pentland goatskin that has been collaged, sanded to tan, tooled with silver gilt and black dotted lines with onlays of sanded suede over the black goat skin, title EDGES in silver gilt on front panel, 5 pair of black staples on spine, maroon and silver grey suede turn-ins and paste-downs, black paper guards; original wrappers bound in; original six folios set in tabs to allow complete opening of each page spread,housed in custom-made black cloth over boards clamshell box lined with black Ultrasuede, spine of box with black goatskin collaged and sanded and stamped with title and artist / author in blind.

Private Collection

Edges

Plimpton, Sarah. Edges. [New York: 1994]. Sarah Plimpton’s poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the book in 1994 at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the Grenfell Press in New York City.

No 24 in edition of 25 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton.

220 mm x 170 mm x 15 mm

Bound 2017

Cover Detail

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Full black goatskin binding with boards laced-on.  Edge-to-edge black goatskin doublures.  Custom blue and grey paste paper flyleaves.  Black and white silk endbands.  Inlays of black grained leather, embossed and top-pared black calf, perforated sheepskin.  White box calf and paper onlays.  Title tooled with grey foil.

Bound 2016

Binding selected for 2017 Designer Bookbinders Traveling International Competition in UK and US.

Bancroft Library

 

 

Trading Eights

 

Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Doublure and fly leaf detail.

Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Cover Detail

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

 

Cover Detail

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Trading Eights, the Faces of Jazz

Author Ted Gioa, Dana Gioa/  Artist James Todd Jr.  / 

Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press / Sebastopol, CA 2016

380 mm x 163 mm x 18 mm

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Mixed media suede limp binding with secondary sewing consisting of ten-18K gold wire staples secured by handmade wood and parchment tackets. Original book pamphlet stitched with red and blue Moriki paper and with embossed green goat suede flyleaves. Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam. Original paper wrappers in brown bound in along with the prospectus; housed in a custom-
made clamshell box.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Mixed media suede limp binding with secondary sewing consisting of ten-18K gold wire staples secured by handmade wood and parchment tackets. Original book pamphlet stitched with red and blue Moriki paper and with embossed green goat suede flyleaves. Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam. Original paper wrappers in brown bound in along with the prospectus; housed in a custom-
made clamshell box.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

 

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Book is affixed on red wood stub to allow for completely flat opening of silkscreen print by Sam Gilliam.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Cover detail.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Doublure detail.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Pulsars

Author Harry Lewis. Illustrated with a Silkscreen Print by Sam Gilliam. The Perishable Press, 1974, Mt. Horeb, WI

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / no 28/150

280mm x 175mm x 10mm

Title Page.

Bound 2017 / Private Collection

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / AP1

340 mm x 600 mm

Bound in hand dyed and embossed kangaroo leather with inlays of copper, snake and calf skins; onlays of snake and calf skins.  Blind tooled.  Edge-to-edge stone veneer doublures with matching stone veneer fly leaves.  Hand embroidered silk end bands. Title tooled in blind.

Awarded 'Highly Commendable for Onlays and Inlays' in 2017 Open Set International Competition.

Bound 2016 / Private Collection

 

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Front cover detail with snake inlays.

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

 

Front cover detail.

Outside

Author Barry Lopez / Illustrator Barry Moser / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2013

Edge-to-edge stone veneer doublures and stone veneer fly leaves.

 

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Signed by both Illustrator and Author / AP1

370mm x 470mm x 35 mm

Bound in black goatskin with onlays of slate stone leaf, wasp's nest and leather splits.  Inlays of pewter and embossed and sanded leather.  Collaged leather splits and pewter inlay as center piece. Gold leaf tooled.  Slate stone leaf edge-to-edge doublures and suede flyleaves.

Bound 2015 / Private Collection

 

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Enclosure with binding and suite of plates

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Front Cover Detail

Encheiresin Naturae

Illustrated by Barry Moser / Poem by Paul Muldoon / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Back Cover Detail

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator; Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Signed by Both Author and Illustrator / AP4

216mm x 360mm x 35mm

Black goat skin binding with edge-to-edge distressed laether doublures.  Inlays and mosaics of manipulated and decorated leather to complement the prints within then text. 

Bound 2015 / Private Collection

 

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator:  Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa 2014

Front Cover Detail

LOOM

Poem by Alan Loney / Illustrator; Richard Wagener / Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, 2014

Inside Doublure detail

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

By Henry David Thoreau  /  Illustrator: Abigail Rohrer/  Lone Oak Press

No. 55 of 70 , Signed

Full leather binding with edge-to-edge leather doublures.  Hand-dyed and distressed goatskin.  Inlays of cat-tails and leather splits.  Onlays of calf.  Gold leaf tooled and titled.

Bound 2014 for Designer Bookbinders InsideOUT Exhibition

Private Collection, UK

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches

By Henry David Thoreau  /  Illustrator: Abigail Rohrer/  Lone Oak Press

No. 55 of 70 , Signed

Detail of distressed full leather edge to edge doublure with leather split fly-leaf

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Water buffalo leather binding sewn 'Montage sur onglets' with water buffalo edge-to-edge doublures.  Okawara paper hand dyed blue and gray for fly leaves and onglets.  Cover inlay is collaged layers of top and back pared leather mounted on an alligator belly split that was pre-tooled with silver foil using binder’s custom made brass roulette. 

Bound 2016

Private Collection, NY

 

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Cover Detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Illustration detail

Bound 2016

Cetology

Herman Melville / Designed by Ronald Kellar/ The Red Angel Press, 1973

Signed by Designer / No. 27 of 100

260mm x 265mm x 20 mm

Illustration Detail

Bound 2016

Grand & Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada

By W.W. Elliott  /  Forward by James B. Snyder  /  Havilah Press, Emeryville, CA

286mm x 197mm x 38mm

Full leather French style binding sewn on cords with boards laced-in.  Embroidered silk endbands, graphite top edge decoration.  Black leather doublures, marbled paper fly leaves.  Title is hand tooled with palladium leaf.  Cover has Colorado agate embedded.  Magnetic panel opens 3/4 outwards to display 3 dimensional display of redwood trees.  Panel is comprised of top layer of ‘lacunose’ sanded leather, blind tooled, 2 layers of redwood cutouts form Japanese paper. 

Bound 2008

Selected for Guild of Bookworkers 'Marking Time' Exhibition

 

Into This World

By Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Clamshell Box for binding

Into This World

By Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Full leather binding sewn on 3 cords with boards laced-in.  Gilded title and rough edge gilding.  Lizard onlay.  Leather panel on front cover held with magnets.  Inside panel comprised of layers of leather, paper and suede embroidered with gold thread and painted.  Treated and distressed leather-split edge-to-edge doublures.  Leather-split fly leaves and silk embroidered headbands.

Bound 2014 /  Private Collection, Crested Butte, CO

Into This World

by Natalie Goldberg /  Ilustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Detail of leather panel on front cover opened to show panel comprised of layers of leather, paper and suede embroidered with gold thread and painted.

 

Into This World

by Natalie Goldberg /  Illustrator: Claire Dunne /  Tinting Sialia Rieke

No. 14 of 50, Signed

197mm x 140mm x 15mm

Detail of hand-gilded title and embroidered panel clasp.

 

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Clamshell Box for Binding

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Full leather binding.  Electrical wires strung with glass beads embedded through board cut-outs.  Tooled foil title.  Doublure and fly-leaf paper collaged and printed by binder.

Bound 2012 / Private Collection, Boston MA

First Prize, Guild of Book Workers Rocky Mountain Chapter Exhibition

 

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

No 88 of 250

Detail of inside cover with doublure and fly-leaf paper collaged and printed by binder.

Fantasy & Nonsense

By James Whitcomb Riley  /  Illustrator:  Berrot H. Hubrecht/  Tryst Press, Provo UT

Cover detail

A Mercy

By Toni Morrisson

First Edition Signed by Author

203mm x 127mm x 38mm

Full leather French binding with boards laced-in.  Edge to edge leather doublures and suede fly leaves.  Electrical wire laced through panel and boards and hidden on doublure. Magnet panel opens to reveal entwining electrical wire.  Onlay of Wolfish.  Hand tooled gold leaf title.

Bound 2012

Desert Dreams

By Lawrence G. Van Velzer/  Illustrator: Peggy Gotthold/ Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA

Signed by both Author and Illustrator/  No. 183

203mm x 235mm x 25mm

Full leather French style binding sewn on 5 cords with boards laced-in, matching leather doublures. Handsewn Japanese silk endbands, gilded top edge.  Tan suede fly leaves. Raised onlays using ‘lacunose’ style sanded leather.  Blind and gold leaf tooling on cover.  Title is hand tooled with gold leaf.  Clamshell box lined with ultra-suede and covered in ‘Duo’ cloth using magnets for closure.  Colored agate slice decorates box cover.

Bound 2008 /  Private Collection, Boston MA

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Drum Leaf binding with handmade papers, PVC cover with red buffalo leather spine. Typeset on a Macintosh computer; Printed on a letter press from photo polymer plates.  Limited numbered edition signed by author and binder.   The ideas and opinions expressed in this book came from a thrift store. Each phrase was once a source of guidance to the now-anonymous people who underlined them in numerous self-help books. Later the books were tossed out. I collected these highlighted gems of wisdom and strung them together somewhat haphazardly to create an entirely new text.  The author collected visited thrift stores and collected passages from self-help books that other people underlined and then compiled the sentence fragments into the text for ‘In Other Words’. The result is a disjointed yet cohesive “self-help” text.

Bound 2009 /  Private Collection

 

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Drum Leaf binding with handmade papers, PVC cover with red buffalo leather spine. Typeset on a Macintosh computer; Printed on a letter press from photo polymer plates.  Limited numbered edition signed by author and binder.   The ideas and opinions expressed in this book came from a thrift store. Each phrase was once a source of guidance to the now-anonymous people who underlined them in numerous self-help books. Later the books were tossed out. I collected these highlighted gems of wisdom and strung them together somewhat haphazardly to create an entirely new text.  The author collected visited thrift stores and collected passages from self-help books that other people underlined and then compiled the sentence fragments into the text for ‘In Other Words’. The result is a disjointed yet cohesive “self-help” text.

Bound 2009 / Private Collection, Boston MA

In Other Words

Designed, illustrated and printed by Lili Hall

Signed by Author/  No. 4 of 8

178mm x 152mm x 51mm

Detail of binding with enclosure

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Full buffalo leather binding with inlays of embossed leather, lizard and chicken feet.  Title hand-tooled in yellow foil across cover.  Edge-to edge buffalo leather doublures.  Paste-paper fly-leaves made by binder.

Bound 2012 / Private Collection

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of edge-to edge buffalo leather doublures.  Paste-paper fly-leaves made by binder.

 

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of illustrations.

La Couleur du Vent

Author:  Gilles Vigneault/ Illustrator: Nastassja Imiolek /

No. X of 90 / Signed by Illustrator and Author

Detail of front cover inlays.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quoations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
Quatre Fois son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
Quatre Fois Son Portrait dan les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
The Right Eye of the Commander
The Right Eye of the Commander
The Right Eye of the Commander
The Right Eye of the Commander
Edges
Edges
Edges
Edges
Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz
Trading Eights
Trading Eights, The faces of Jazz
Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz
Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz
Trading Eights, the Faces of Jazz
Pulsars
Pulsars
Pulsars
Pulsars
Pulsars
Pulsars
Outside
Outside
Outside
Outside
Encheiresin Naturae
Encheiresin Naturae
Encheiresin Naturae
Encheiresin Naturae
LOOM
LOOM
LOOM
Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches
Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes & Ditches
Cetology
Cetology
Cetology
Cetology
Cetology
Grand & Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada
Into This World
Into This World
Into This World
Into This World
Fantasy & Nonsense
Fantasy & Nonsense
Fantasy & Nonsense
Fantasy & Nonsense
A Mercy
Desert Dreams
In Other Words
In Other Words
In Other Words
La Couleur du Vent
La Couleur du Vent
La Couleur du Vent
La Couleur du Vent
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Quoations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
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