Design Binding (2006)

Ivor Gurney

Twenty Poems of London (Designer Binding)

Published: Tern Press, 2006

Date: 2006

Limited edition: 30 copies only, this one numbered 25, and signed by the late Mary and Nicholas Parry of Tern Press. Gurney's poems capture the essence of early 20th century London, and the black and white photographs that accompany the poems reflect the past, and in particular the changing moods of the capital city at that time.This is a designer bookbinding and the bookbinder, Stephen Conway, President of Designer Bookbinders, gained inspiration from both the poems and the way they were presented in the book. Quarter-leather binding with leather fore-edge strip, painted edges. Leather-jointed paste-paper doublures. Vellum panels with images and lettering underneath, present the title, 'London', across the front and rear boards. The overall effect is a counterpoint to the black and white images in the book. Red leather strips separate each panel and frame them within the fore edges of the book. Signed and dated by Conway 2011, the book is contained in an attractive suede lined half-leather solander box: red leather, with red/white veined marbled papers, embossed title on box spine. A beautiful and most collectable book.


Design Binding


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