This is extraordinary - you must check it out. Click on the picture and go to the article written for the Book and Paper Gathering.I first saw a picture of this book when Dominic Riley came to Australia and showed us a slideshow on his laptop of books that have influenced his journey in bookbinding … Continue reading Book of soles – my lesson in provenance
I'm told that it was traditional to show your grief in a passively dramatic way in Victorian Society by showing that you’d rather go to ruin that live with the loss, evident in this poem by a bookbinder apprentice of the late 19th century - talk about heavy!~Bookbinder’s Lament~A solemn curse by Ben Burnisher, pronounced … Continue reading The poor apprentice, lost without his Master’s hand.
I would like to thank and attribute this charming traditional binding tale to Beth Heller, Conservator in Denver. I hope you enjoy it, with a giggle, and not too much trepidation ;)__________________________________"In 2003, this was posted in the Book Arts List. Bieler Press has printed a broadside Bieler Press printed a broadside of Non Libri Sed Liberi , known … Continue reading "Lament to a Bookbinder" – dedicated to my wonderfully patient clients everywhere.
This is particularly for Justin in Scotland, who has kindly asked permission to use it in his lecture. It is my pleasure to oblige. x