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The Wood Engravings of David Gentleman by David Esslemont. False raised bands on spine covered with resist patterned calf.  Goatskin spine. Double board construction. Natural calf with resist design airbrushed  with acrylic ink/paint over sculptured boards. Onlays of resist patterned and coloured calf. Gold lettering. Blue goatskin doublures with onlays.

Designer Bookbinders is a bookbinding society in the UK. It's main goals are the maintenance and improvement of standards of design and craft in the book arts.

MICHAUX (Henri)    LA VIE DANS LES PLIS. Paris, Gallimard, 1949. In-12, demi-box havane, encadrant sur les 2 plats un papier métallisé façonné, couverture et dos conservés, étui (Leroux).

MICHAUX (Henri) LA VIE DANS LES PLIS. Paris, Gallimard, 1949. In-12, demi-box havane, encadrant sur les 2 plats un papier métallisé façonné, couverture et dos conservés, étui (Leroux).

Silver embroidered suede bookbinding, made in the Netherlands, 1668-1700 aleyma.tumblr.com

aleyma: “ Silver embroidered suede bookbinding, made in the Netherlands, (via) ”

Rose Adler, binding decorated with angular vertical panels, gilded by Adolphe Cuzin, on Frédéric Charles Longchamp, Les vices capitaux, illustrated by Vassiliaky Photiadès and with calligraphy by Charles Ducret (Paris and Lausanne: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1922). Spencer Collection, New York Public Library.

Rose Adler, binding decorated with angular vertical panels, gilded by Adolphe…

≈ Beautiful Antique Books ≈  François Louis Schmied, 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.

Bookbinding by Philip Smith, lap back book structure.

Bookbinding by Philip Smith, lap back book structure.

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El Uriponte Editions, Francisco A. Doublures in French Ingres paper. Titled in long style in gold.

William Minter. Covered in darkgreen Oasis goat skin; grape leaf design from William Morris blind stamped on light orange-brown leather onlays; gold stamped title from die prepared with title page type; gold and blind tooled lines added.

Binding by William Minter. Covered in darkgreen Oasis goat skin; grape leaf design from William Morris blind stamped on light orange-brown leather onlays; gold stamped title from die prepared with title page type; gold and blind tooled lines added.

Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2013 - The Prizewinning Bindings http://www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/competitions/dbibc/2013/international_competition5.html

Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2013 - The Prizewinning Bindings

yama-bato: In ghostly Japan Author:  Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904 Date:  1899 Place/Time:  United States Publisher:  Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Compan

adesignresearcher: beautifulcentury: enigmarelle: lost-in-centuries-long-gone: In ghostly Japan Author: Hearn, Lafcadio, Date: 1899 Place/Time: United States Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company (via yama-bato)

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