Book of soles – my lesson in provenance

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

The poor apprentice, lost without his Master’s hand.

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.

"Lament to a Bookbinder" – dedicated to my wonderfully patient clients everywhere.

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.