A full leather fine binding by Mia Leijonstedt in dark brown goat skin, with sewn silk headbands, solid-gilt edges & gold tooling across the covers, both in 24 carat gold leaf. Endpapers & doublures are marbled paper.
detail of The Pharmacist's Daughter by Jody Alexander // pack-sewn over cords exposed binding; the cords have been used to create a raised design on both cover, bound with gampi/kozo paper
This antique book explores the zoological world of fish with tons of illustrations accompanying the text. Titled "Djurens Värld" (translated to Animal World) it appears to be from a series of natural history books. This book was printed in 1939 and the text is in Swedish. Many of the illustrations are full-page plates, some in vibrant color. The binding is very attractive, done in 1/2 calf leather with marbled boards and gold embossing / raised hubs along the spine…
Prayer book cover wrought by Ann Flower in the year of her marriage to Samuel Wheeler. This difficult piece was worked on canvas with fine crewel yarns, using 'Irish Stitches' to create the covers beautiful flower.