Words to Live By

  • Selected and Interpreted by Ninety Four Eminent Men and Women
  • Edited by William Nichols
  • Reinhardt and Evans, 1950
  • 221mm x 150mm x 28mm
  • Bound in 2009
  • Southall Collection, UK

Cream Alum-Tawed goatskin covers with miscellaneous leather onlays in green, black, grey and turquoise
Stainless steel acid-etched leaves hand-sewn on covers in metallic thread and machine-sewn leaf outlines
Hand-pierced leaves and plant details in brass and silver scattered over the binding
Hand-tooled in carbon and Moon gold with hand-made finishing tools
Turquoise acrylic painted top edge of text block

Drop-back box covered in turquoise bookcloth
Elements of book design on front of box with title label
Inside covered in reverse leather with a ‘bookmark’ pouch

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