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A Book of Mediterranean Food

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Bound by Kate Holland

A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David
London: Folio Society. 2005.

The book is covered in hand-dyed turquoise alum-tawed goatskin with circular calf inserts hand-dyed orange through yellow. There is gold tooling, orange sprinkled edges, hand-made paste paper endpapers and multi-coloured hand-sewn silk headbands.

The colours reflect the warm Mediterranean with a blazing sun centre-stage. Using Hewit's alum-tawed goatskin and calfskin allowed her to choose precisely the desired colours and gave a nice contrast in texture.

It was awarded the Hewit's prize for leatherwork in 2006 DB competition and is now in the collection at the Bodleian Library.

Kate is happy to undertake commissions for design bindings.

For further examples of her work please go to www.katehollandbooks.co.uk