Fine Bindings

Fine Bindings

Upper left: Pantagruel, By Rabelais, illustrated by Andre Derain. Bound in black goatskin with irregular shaped recessed onlaid colored goatskin squares each embossed with woodcut letters based upon capitol letters in the volume (collection unknown).

Bottom left: Pantagruel, By Rabelais, illustrated by Andre Derain. Bound in cream color calfskin with multiple color recessed forms (collection unknown).

Upper right: St.Augustine’s De Civitate Dei, Bremer Press. Bound in black cape morocco goatskin blind tooled lines and gilt letters and surface gilding (collection Jan van der Marck).

Middle right: Deserts, Pierre Lecuire. Bound in cream color calfskin with recessed onlay cast paper design (collection Mount Angel Abbey Library).

Bottom right: The Four Gospels, Golden Cockerel Press, illustrated by Eric Gill. Bound in black calf on the spine and alum tawed calfskin sides, embossed with patterns from the illustrations (collection Jan van der Marck).