My Day in Bindings, Part 1

September 10th was like an orgy of bindings.

I saw so many bindings and spoke to so many binders in one day; it was sensory overload. It has taken me days to recover.

I started out in Somerville at Sheri’s place (Sheri is my editor), met Sonya Sheats in Cambridge, took the T with her to Boston to see La couleur du vent at NBSS. Sonya has a binding (which she doesn’t like) in the exhibit, but hadn’t had a chance to see it yet (more on that exhibit later). We ran into NBSS binding program director Jeff Altepeter on his way back from a coffee run for Dominic Riley, who was teaching at the school last week. We had arrived just in time for Dominic’s informal lecture about his life in fine art bookbinding. What a nice surprise! Sonya and I were allowed to sit in.

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Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books, Part 2

Here are the books that have been bound, and the number of copies of each book submitted. The binders were giving so many great choices. These are all beautiful publications.

Printed in the United Kingdom

INCLINE PRESS

E. R. Weiss – the Typography of an Artist (2)

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E R Weiss: the Typography of an Artist by Gerald Cinamon

Steel Horizon – poems of the North Sea (5)

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Linocuts by Nick Wonham

Danger and Destiny – folktales of the Brothers Grimm (2)

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Hand-colored woodcut by Fritz Kredel.

THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS

Palladio’s Homes (2)

Illustrations by Carlo Rapp
Illustrations by Carlo Rapp

Tonge’s Travel (2)

Watercolors by John Watt
Watercolors by John Watt

Antigone (2)

Images by Inger Lawrance.
Images by Inger Lawrance

THE OLD STILE PRESS

See images at web site above

Lens of Crystal (2)

Richard Barnfield’s Sonnets (1)

Land, Poems selected by Eric Williams, illustrated by Garrick Palmer (1)

Taliesin and the Mockers (1)

The Journey of Thomas the Rhymer (1)

TSAREVICH or THE PARADISE DRIVER (1)

THE WHITTINGTON PRESS

Lost and Found (3)

Wood engravings by Rachel Reckitt

Midwinter (6)

Wood engravings by Miriam Macgregor
Wood engravings by Miriam Macgregor

Printed in North America

ARION PRESS

The Moonstone (1)

Illustrations by Stan Washburn
Illustrations by Stan Washburn

Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin (1)

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson’s Paris Walks (3)

Photographs by Michael Kenna
Photographs by Michael Kenna

Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre (3)

Photographs by Ross Anderson
Photographs by Ross Anderson

The Wasteland (1)

Images taken from R. B. Kitaj If Not, Not, 1975 - 1976 Oil and black chalk on canvas 60 x 60 inches (152.40 x 152.40 cm) Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Images taken from
R. B. Kitaj
If Not, Not, 1975 – 1976
Oil and black chalk on canvas
60 x 60 inches (152.40 x 152.40 cm)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Silverado Squatters (1)

Photographs by Michael Kenna
Photographs by Michael Kenna

BARBARIAN PRESS

Simon Brett: An Engraver’s Progress (3)

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MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES /GAYLORD SCHANILEC

Mayflies of the Drifters Region (4)

Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec
Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec

The Bicycle Diaries (5)

Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanliec
Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec

New York Revisited (1)

Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanliec
Color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec

SHANTY BAY PRESS

CIRCUS:The Artist as Saltimbanque (3)

Illustrations by Walter Bachinski
Illustrations by Walter Bachinski

THE LONE OAK PRESS

King of the Alps (1)

Illustrations by Abigail Rorer
Illustrations by Abigail Rorer

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes, and Ditches (3)

Illustrations by Abigail Rorer
Illustrations by Abigail Rorer