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.

Santa Fe to the Navajo Country (Philadelphia, 1852)

Three-quarter leather clamshell box with marbled paper over boards with sympathetically colored cloth trays to house this valuable 19th century piece of Western Americana. An elegant solution to housing a fragile and less than attractive copy.

Michael Pyron, Bookseller

P.O. Box 451

Conshohocken, PA 19428


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May Queen

Trays lined in gold silk.