In the Heart of the Country

  • In the Heart of the Country
  • By H.E. Bates
  • Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe
  • London: Country Life Ltd., 1942
  • 252mm x 190mm x 36mm
  • Bound in 2010
  • Southall Collection, UK

Green goatskin with miscellaneous leather onlays in red, cream, brown and yellow
Hand-sewn detail on poppies, corn and daisies using a variety of cotton, metallic and silk threads in
gold, brown, cream, yellow, orange, green and red
Three, hand-pierced and lacquered brass stems of corn attached to book with brass wire
Four, hand-cut white plastic daisies with hand-pierced and lacquered brass centres sewn to the book
Small corns hand-tooled in gold and poppies blind tooled with hand-made finishing tools
Green paper doublures with elements of the cover design
Green acrylic painted top edge of text block

Lidded box covered in cream bookcloth
Elements of book design inset into front of box with green leather title label
Felt covered pads on the inside of the box with cut outs to accommodate the protruding daisies on the cover of the book and to protect the cover

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