Artistic binding on:
Robin Skelton and Sara Philpott, Lens of Crystal, Llandogo, Wales: Old Stile Press, 1996.
Lens of Crystal contains poems in English, written using verse patterns of traditional Welsh poetry. The mottled forms of the evocative black and white illustrations parallel the musical quality of the poems. The binding captures the swirling movement of the poems. The geometric shapes in mother-of-pearl and biomorphic forms in palladium are drawn across the spine and boards and into the interior with tooled lines.
Bound in full leather with laced-on boards, using Egyptian Tow Flax paper, black goatskin, magenta calfskin, gold leaf, palladium leaf, magenta ink, and white mother-of-pearl.
27 x 20 x 2 cm. 10 5/8" x 7 7/8" x 3/4."
Bound in 2019.
This binding is for sale for $2500.
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