JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
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Artistic binding on: Apocrypha, Doves Press, Hammersmith, 1904.

This binding was commissioned by the Bridwell Library in Dallas when I won the DeGoyler Prize in American Bookbinding in 2018.

The volume was disbound and sewn all along on flattened cords with new flyleaves of Morgan Conservatory stone gray laid paper with red goatskin hinges.
The edges were decorated with black Higgins Eternal Ink and gold.

There are purple and pink front bead silk headbands sewn over a core of laminated alum
tawed goatskin and parchment.
The boards were fabricated with cores of Baltic birch plywood.
The boards were decorated with wood and shell veneers adhered with Jade 403 PVA.
The veneers were sanded smooth and sealed with two coats of padded shellac.
The wood veneers were decorated with gold lines.
The book was bound in quarter red goatskin and titled in gold on the spine.
Squares of mother of pearl were attached to the outer boards with brass pins.
The binding is housed in a cloth clamshell box with a drawer to hold the original binding.

Bound in 2019.

This binding is not for sale.

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