JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM

In June 2018, I was awarded the Helen Warren DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding
from the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University.

This is the prize-winning binding.

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Design binding on: Ian McMillan and Ian Beeslay, The Days Out, The Weeks Away,
Oldham, UK: Incline Press, 2012. This copy is #365 of 500.

Each section was sewn on a meeting guard,
and the meeting guards were sewn all along onto three raised linen cords.

The edges were left untrimmed.

Front bead silk headbands.

The boards were decorated both inside and outside with wood veneers,
and titled and tooled in colored foil.

The spine was tooled with gold leaf.

The binding was signed and dated on the inside lower board with gold foil.

Date of binding: 2014

This binding is for sale for $1250.

 

More information about the Helen Warren DeGolyer triennial bookbinding competition
can be found here.

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