Wise Words about Letter Writing. Lewis Carroll.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
Wise Words about Letter Writing.
(Riley, Dominic)

Wise Words about Letter Writing.

Riley, Dominic (illus.)

Baltimore: Xavier Press, 1993. 19pp. A timeless essay by Lewis Carroll on the art of correspondence, illustrated with two pasted-in postage stamps promoting letter-writing and a fold-out sample of a letter by the author. In a designer binding by Dominic Riley featuring gilt-tooled envelopes and abstracted stamps in onlays of yellow, green, and plum on black morocco. These panels were inlaid into overlapping strips of dark brown goatskin, and the title is tooled in gilt down the spine. The design is segmented into panels that are slightly offset from each other, introducing tension and movement into the design. Between the panels are columns of gilt dots, and the dots are repeated inside the covers on bright green morocco doublures. Violet suede flyleaves and jewel-toned endpapers complete the production. The edges are painted with blue, green, yellow, and violet acrylic. Housed in a black cloth clamshell box lined with vibrant turquoise suede. Riley studied with Paul Delrue and at the London College of Printing before starting his own bookbinding studio in 1994. He co-founded the bookbinding program at the San Francisco Center for the Book in 1996 and returns there annually to teach and lecture. He was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2008. Extremely fine. (2 5/8 by 2 1/8; 66x52mm). Item #25597

Price: $2,600.00

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