These are photos of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, printed at Pennyroyal Press in 1982 with wood engravings by Barry Moser. Bookbinder Philip Smith completed the forwarding of these two fine press books over in the U.K., but the binding was not completed before his death. He made a notation on the colophon at the back of both regarding when he had started the forwarding of the books.
Photo Details from Forwarding the Book
These are photo details from sewing and forwarding the book. There is a significant difference between making one or two design bindings and creating the same binding multiple times for a limited edition binding.
Completed printing of A Curmudgeon
Last month, I finished printing my latest book project on Rives BFK paper on my Vandercook Universal III in the studio. There will be 25 copies of this limited edition. Below are pictures of the process of printing and folding the signatures.
The Springback Binding is from the 19th Century, used for guest books or accounting books.
First Printed Book from the Press
I printed my first small book project on the Chandler and Price. This project was my first attempt at producing an editioned book.
Blind and Gold Tooling
One of the many online bookbinding and printing courses I took during the pandemic included a month-long course taught by the amazingly talented bookbinder Samuel Feinstein. He offered a workshop entitled Intro to Blind and Gold Tooling that was hosted by the SF Center for the Book.
Progress During the Pandemic
The pandemic has come with some unusual changes in routine that have had many benefits in terms of making progress on my first book project.
Quarter Leather Binding Class
Over the holidays I took a course at the San Francisco Center for the Book with teacher Juliayn Coleman to create a quarter leather binding.
Bodleian Library at Oxford
One of the highlights from the trip to the UK was visiting the Bodleian Library and receiving a behind-the-scenes tour from rare books curator, Dr. Francesca Galligan.
This beautiful Chandler and Price Guillotine was delivered over the summer.