A Choice of Churches

  • (with literary connections from Cornwall and Devon)
  • Words written and selected by Michael Harrison
  • Illustrated by Alan Richards
  • Treparrot Press, 2000
  • Book: 302mm x 215mm x 23mm
  • Box: 340mm x 254mm x 41mm
  • Bound in 2010-2011
  • Private Collection, Jersey

Brown goatskin with miscellaneous leather onlays in dark grey, light grey, green, cream and black and inlays in pink and lilac
Hand-sewn hills in lime green thread and row of grasses in lilac, pink, orange, lime green, white and yellow thread
Hand-sewn outlines of stones in black, dark grey and light grey
30 hand-pierced frosted acrylic stones with ‘moss’ behind, attached through the covers with lime green thread and brass wire
Hand-pierced and gold-plated church attached through front board
Miscellaneous hand-pierced wooden trees and bushes attached through front board
Carbon-tooled gravestone outlines and birds and small details of gold-tooling scattered over the binding
Dark brown paper doublures with pattern of cover extending onto them

Lidded box covered in dark brown bookcloth
Teak veneer set into window on front of box
Elements of book design inset into front of box with hand-sewn title in lilac thread
Hand-pierced and gold-plated trees attached through box lid
Fabric-covered pads on the inside of the box with sewn row of grasses in lilac, pink, orange, lime green, white and yellow thread
Wide brown ribbon to enable the book to be lifted out

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A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches
A Choice of Churches