Fine Binding & Boxes

A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press (1898)

Full bound in blue levant goatskin, gold tooled and titled by hand; gilded top edge; marbled endpapers and leather hinges; originally issued in holland-backed boards, the printed paper cover has been backed in Japanese paper and bound in at the rear.

The Cricket and the Hearth (London, 1846)

Full bound in scarlet, morocco-grained goatskin with gold-stamped spine labels and onlay borders in green morocco; hand-worked silk headbands, gilded top edge; marbled endpapers and leather hinges. Housed in a custom silk clamshell box.

May Queen

Custom leather clamshell box with rounded spine and raised bands; spine and covers titled and embellished with gold; interior in gold silk cloth. An extravagant presentation box for a truly beautiful book.

Various Leather bindings

A gallery of additional leather bindings from traditional aesthetics to more modern designs.

The Raven (Cheloniidae Press, 1985)

Finely bound in midnight blue levant goatskin with leather and silk thread onlay along the bottom of both boards; hand-sewn silk endbands; leather hinges and patterned endpapers; together with leather-backed chemise housing an additional suite of engravings, each signed by the artist; all housed in a custom clamshell box.

Orlando Furioso

Flat-backed quarter leather clamshell box with marbled paper over boards. The plates to this multi-volume French language edition of the classic work are separated by volume in simple paper wrappers, all gathered in cloth chemise the fits perfectly into the cloth trays of the clamshell. An elegant solution to housing a work that may otherwise be vulnerable.

Michael Pyron, Bookseller

P.O. Box 43311

Philadelphia, PA 19129

804.517.6490

info@michaelpyron.com

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