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Debbie Axiak
Debbie Axiak • 1 year ago

The Innocent Voyage (also know as A High Wind in Jamaica) by Richard Hughes, bound by Richard Tuttle. Signed Limited Edition, 1944, 1416 of 1500. Signed and Numbered by the Illustrator, Lynd Ward. Rebound in lamb skin over sculpted boards with a hand carved wooden boat and mast affixed to the front cover. The original front endpaper and pastedown have been retained. 2013, 10” x 7”

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Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, bound by Richard Tuttle. The book has been rebound by Richard Tuttle in leather from a bomber jacket over sculpted boards with a small animal trap on the front cover and embroidered badges on the front cover and spine. The front endpaper has a special treatment of the Catch 22 explanation. Richard Tuttle’s symbol signature along with the binding date appear on the second page. 2013. The book measures 11” x 9”

The Pilgrimage, 4 Volumes, bound by Richard Tuttle: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer; The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come by John Bunyan; On the Road by Jack Kerouac; The Wanderer: Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier. Rebound in lambskin over sculpted boards that feature his footprints imprinted into the front covers as homage to literature as a pilgrimage.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley with illustrations by Mara McAfee, binding by Richard Tuttle. Book has been rebound in lamb skin over boards that feature a drug dispensary motif with the titles and commentary printed on vinyl. The endpapers were created by Richard Tuttle especially for this book. 2012. The book measures 10” x 7.5”

The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer, 2 Volumes, Illustrated by John Flaxman, Translation by Alexander Pope, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in pearlized lamb skin over sculpted boards & feature hand carved wood ornaments on front cover. Each spine has 10 raised hubs & title appears w/in the raised hub treatment. The bindings were done in 2012. Each of the books measure approximately 10.5” x 7.5”

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in a beautiful combination of tree bark covered boards with a leather spine made from cowhide pliver. The binding also features wood veneer endpapers. The binding was done in 2012. The book measures approximately 9” x 7.5”. This is a first edition, early printing of Shel Silverstein’s classic “The Giving Tree” published by Harper & Row in 1964.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, binding by Richard Tuttle. Book rebound in lamb skin over sculpted boards & features a programmable video unit that allows the user to insert (via computer) images that create a “one of a kind” 1984 experience. Accompanying the book is an accessory kit that is housed in a metal “film can” containing the instruction book & all attachments needed to program the unit. 2012, 10” x 8”.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare w/ Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, bound by Richard Tuttle. Rebound in lamb shiver over sculpted boards featuring motif of stars, leaves, & flowers. There is no title that appears on the outside of the binding. The endpapers are hand painted & are a stark contrast to the white leather binding. 2012, 12” x 9.5”

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