The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol

  • By Nikolai Gogol
  • Introduced by Philip Hensher
  • Illustrated by Peter Stuart
  • Translated by Constance Garnett
  • The Folio Society, 2009
  • Book: 235mm x 165mm x 53mm
  • Box: 260mm x 187mm x 85mm
  • Bound in 2010
  • Private Collection, UK
  • WINNER OF THE FRIENDS OF THE JOHN RYLANDS PRIZE FOR FINISHING IN THE 2010 DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS ANNUAL COMPETITION

Dark blue goatskin with miscellaneous leather inlays in red and turquoise
Hand-sewn outlines of onion domes and detail on them in red and turquoise thread
Various hand-sewn crosses in metallic gold thread
Two hand-pierced frosted acrylic domes with sewn detail, attached through the covers with brass wire
Six, hand-pierced and gold-plated brass elements attached through the boards
Miscellaneous blind and gold tooling all over the binding using hand-made finishing tools
Dark blue paper doublures with foil-tooled stars scattered all over
Hole-punched and foil-tooled endpapers running into the book

Oak box with lift-off lid
Box mitred and routed with frosted acrylic sheet inset into both top and bottom
Hand-pierced and sewn domes and other detail on both sides
Title of book sewn through sheet acrylic on front
Two hand-pierced and gold plated brass elements attached through acrylic
Foil-tooled dark blue paper backing behind acrylic on front and back
Padded interior lined in dark blue fabric with a wide grey ribbon to enable the book to be lifted out

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The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol
The Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol