JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
sm

William Blades, The Enemies of Books: Bookbinders, Hematite Press, Cambridge, MA., 2007.

The first publication from the Hematite Press is a selection from William Blades' The Enemies of Books, second edition, London, 1888. In this text, Blades excoriates bookbinders as the enemies of books. The text can be found here.

This miniature format textblock is printed in four point Garamond Narrow on 25 gm. kozo-shi digital paper using an Epson R1800 inkjet printer and pigment inks.

Designed, printed and bound by James Reid-Cunningham.

Printed during June 2007 in an edition of fifty.
Each copy numbered by hand in pen and ink.

bladesmarbledbinding

Although a few copies will be bound in a
case binding covered in marbled paper,
most will have unique fine bindings.

1 5/8” x 1 1/8” x 3/16.” 4.1 x 2.9 x .4 cm.

This copy bound in 2007.

bladeslimpvellum2sm

Limp velllum binding with gold tooling.

1 5/8” x 1 1/8” x 3/16.” 4.1 x 2.9 x .4 cm.

This copy bound in 2008.

enemiesnailsblack7

Materials: goatskin, gold leaf, aircraft plywood,
galvanized steel, Tyvek, acrylic paint.

1 9/16" x 1 1/8" x 3/4". 4 x 2.8 x 2 cm..

This copy boundound in 2009.

enemiesblacknails1
bladesnailspurple2

A second design binding composed of goatskin, gold leaf,
aircraft plywood, galvanized steel, Tyvek, and acrylic paint.

1 9/16" x 1 1/8" x 3/4". 4 x 2.8 x 2 cm.

This copy bound in 2009.

Conservation

Portfolio

Limited Editions

Biography

Contact