Reed Contemporary Books | artists' and fine press limited edition books and bindings
Kyffin: A Celebration, 2007
74 pages, 267 x 179 x 16mm, edition of 360, this being part of a privately commissioned set numbered I – L and is copy XXXI.
Designed and printed by David Vickers at Gwasg Gregynog. Typeface 12pt, 14pt Bembo, letterpress on 145gsm Zerkall, a collection of 12 essays edited and with a preface by Derec Llwyd Morgan, a forward by The Prince of Wales and 19 linocuts by Sir Kyffin Williams printed direct from the original blocks.
Binding: Boards covered in drummed-on embossed vellum. Spine formed of African black-wood, drilled and sewn to the text-block through the joints. Flyleaves and pastedowns are of Fabriano Roma paper; headbands of rolled paper. The box has a title panel of cut vellum with the artist’s signature. Bound in 2008 by Lori Sauer.
£1,850 (plus P&P and insurance)
Shaman: Anthropomorphic Figures in North American Rock Art, 1997
90 pages, 65 x 51 x 16mm, copy no 72 from edition of 100. Written and illustrated by Alice M Cornell. Fox Moon Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, set in Gill Sans at Larkspur Press.
The book is covered in suede stitched with silk. The endpapers are Japanese tissue over relief shapes. A separate map is in a hand-made paper folder. Both the book and the folder fit into a beaded, suede pouch. Bound in 2009 by Lori Sauer.
£875 (plus P&P and insurance)
Topiary: An Historical Diversion, 1954
By Cecil Stewart, The Golden Cockerel Press, colour engravings by Peter Baker Mill, produced and published by Christopher Sandford.
Pastonchi type on handmade paper. No. 312 from an edition of 500. Book 258 x 193 x 13mm. Bound in 2011 by Lori Sauer.
The binding is a Dos Rapporté structure. The text is link sewn and rounded. It has rolled leather endbands with silk tiedowns. Fraynot (with overlaps) is glued to the spine and then sewn to the text block. Japanese paper is applied as a tight back and headcaps formed. The boards are two layers of 1.1mm millboard interleaved and laminated with kraft paper. The dyed (with leather dye) reverse vellum is glued to the boards along the edge of the rebate; the turn-ins are made. Wires wrapped in silk are inlaid on the boards. The spine is in three pieces and made from lizard and reverse goatskin. The central panel of goat is pierced with holes; wire spirals attached to the spine appear through the holes when the book is closed. The flyleaves are a laminated Japanese paper with a cutout motif and ink decoration. These are tipped to the inner joint. The chemise is covered in the original board paper and lined with felt. The slipcase is covered in canvas cloth and has an inkjet label, with paper onlays and ink decoration; framed with lizard skin.
£2,000 (plus P&P and insurance)
Lori Sauer, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England