I Sold Some Books in San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of book arts with a long-standing tradition of French-style binding. Historically, binding in the Northeast US owes more to the English and Germans. I’m not going to discuss dates, patterns of immigration and migration, or happenstance. The research has been done and written about by actual binder-scholars. I refer you to the index to the journal of the Guild of Bookworkers. These days, in San Francisco, you can get excellent training in both French and English binding methods from the many binders who reside and teach in the area.

The point is that in San Francisco there is an especially appreciative audience for exquisitely crafted fine art bindings such as the ones I brought to CODEX.

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Miniature Eye Candy

Monique Lallier A Small Book of Dahlias (Wind & Harlot Press)
Monique Lallier
A Small Book of Dahlias
(Wind & Harlot Press)
Silvia RennieGemological Pharmacopoeia  (Rebecca Press)
Silvia Rennie
Gemological Pharmacopoeia
(Rebecca Press)
Einen Miura Erte Maquettes  (Rebecca Press)
Einen Miura
Erte Maquettes
(Rebecca Press)
Sol Rebora Last Gods (Raven Press)
Sol Rebora
Last Gods (Raven Press)
Don Etherington Gemological Pharmacopoeia  (Rebecca Press)
Don Etherington
Gemological Pharmacopoeia
(Rebecca Press)

All images courtesy of The Grolier Club of New York. Photographs by Abby Schoolman.

Gabrielle Fox The Jackdaw of Rheims  (Poole Press)
Gabrielle Fox
The Jackdaw of Rheims
(Poole Press)