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The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot. Officina Bodoni edition 1961, signed by T. S. Eliot. Binding by Philip Smith. Book with detachable 'mask'. Oasis goatskin over modelled and pierced boards. Flyleaf with circular leather image seen through cavity on front cover and 'mask'. Size: 290 x 205 x 20mm Bound 1979. Chrysalis Collection, UK

Philip Smith book binding for The Wasteland - detachable skull.

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This amazing binding of The Silmarillion was created by bookbinder and artist Philip Smith. book of dead evil dead 101 (orig evil dead not reboot)

Fuck Yeah, Book Arts! (Stunning Fine Bindings by Hannah Brown Hannah...)

Stunning Fine Bindings by Hannah Brown Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works.

Nicky Oliver (UK).   The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice Decorated by Charles Ricketts

The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice Decorated by Charles Ricketts

Twelve members of the NEGBW created bindings on or inspired by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow’s new book, Book Art Studio Handbook. Click on the images below to view the virtual exhibit.

Book Arts Studio Handbook Online Exhibit

Twelve members of the NEGBW created bindings on or inspired by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow’s new book, Book Art Studio Handbook. Click on the images below to view the virtual exhibit.

Philip Smith invented the 'maril' technique. By mixing scraps and fragments of leather parings and compressing them, a block or thick tile is created. Parings from the surfaces can be taken at different angles and used to produce configurations and textures to build up images along with conventional parings for onlays or inlays.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare Leather Book Cover/Binding by Philip Smith. The binding is covered in goatskin, with maril and feather onlays. So much work must have gone into crafting this… it’s wonderfully beautiful.

Water (an anthology of poems). Bound by Scott K. Kellar in 2009. The mesmerizing interplay of reflected/refracted light with underwater objects, visually throbbing and magnified, is the theme of this design.

Water (an anthology of poems). Bound by Scott K. Kellar in The mesmerizing interplay of reflected/refracted light with underwater objects, visually throbbing and magnified, is the theme of this design.

Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. (Looks like a good read!)

Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. Update: see Brian’s response in the.

Detail of binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, ca. 1907.

Detail of binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, ca.

François Louis Schmied, lower cover of binding decorated with a geometric pattern and a stylized depiction of a garden on a panel lacquered by Jean Dunand, on Le cantique des cantiques, translated by Ernest Renan (Paris: Schmied, 1925). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

≈ Beautiful Antique Books ≈ François Louis Schmied, Le cantique des cantiques, translated by Ernest Renan (Paris: Schmied, Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Philip Smith, King Lear

Phillip Smith Book - King Lear - example of tongue in slot attachment

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White  Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, spider’s web blocked in silver foil across the boards, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, cream endpapers, silver edges. Black and white illustrations in the text. A fine copy

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, spider’s web blocked in silver foil across the boards, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, cream endpapers, silver edges. Black and white illustrations in the text. A fine copy

native tanned natural morocco with  grain creases induced during covering by Edgar Mansfield

Throughout Edgar Mansfield’s career as a bookbinder, he bound several copies of Victor Gollancz’s Through the Woods. Native tanned natural morocco with grain creases induced during covering.

In 1963 we see Tolkien writing to Julie

R Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings' Book-box by Philip Smith The box has two compartments for the book and a map folder. The skull (supposedly of a Ringwrailh King; the contorted upper.

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