Kate Holland, Warminster, Wiltshire, UK
Doors of Perception, 1954
Aldous Huxley (first edition)
This book ticks many boxes: it is unique and it combines the work of a famous author with the work of a fine binder. It has a real wow factor! Photographs have been printed in black on to alum tawed calf (know for its archival properties) and overlaid with sunken onlays of gold and orange neon leather.
The endpapers are of photographs printed on to watercolour paper, with watercolour wash laminated with Japanese tissue. All edges are gilt with neon splatter. It has hand-sewn silk headbands and comes in a custom-made drop-back box.
185 x 120mm, 64 pages, unique binding 2015.
£2,200 (plus P&P and insurance)