JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
shakespeare1

Design binding on:
Plays of Shakespeare, London, 1825.

Pierced vellum binding with alum-tawed goatskin spine.
Original sewing and gilt edges retained.
New Roma laid paper endsheets.
Front bead silk endbands.
Tooled in gold and colored foil.
Titled in gold on a black goatskin “pull strap” across the spine.
Signed in gold on the lower pastedown.

Tyvek single-tray enclosure.

3 1/8” x 2 1/8” x 5/8”.
8 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm.

Date of binding: 2010-2011

shakespeare2
shakespeare3
shakespeare6

PIERCED VELLUM BINDINGS

Historical examples of
pierced vellum bindings
can be found
here.

Conservation

Portfolio

Limited Editions

Biography

Contact