A V O C E T    T O   Z A N D E R

bound Jan/Feb 2013


Thanks to Karl Christmas for the use of his camera equipment, his photographer's brain and, indeed, his right index finger.

Click here to see an interminable account of the binding process.

Just for scale…
Laminated limp cover of Hewits alum tawed goat with pigskin embossed grain (outer) and black Harmatan goat (inner).
Raised 'lacunose' panels (PVA-impregnated/sanded leather collage).
Title (front) and author's name (rear) debossed in squares of silver attached with sewn glass beads.
Recessed stylized 'bird' and 'fish' onlays of dark grey goatskin.
Two-stage sewing; first stage, textblock only; second stage through cover and glass beads.
Silk endbands.
Inner laminate blind blocked with avocet and zander designs and onlaid with blue-grey goatskin.

Drop-back box with cryptic 'lacunose' design on spine.

A removable magnetic cushion conceals a cruciform folder…
…containing miscellanea.