Basilius Besler Florilegium

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Bound by Daniel Szlachtowski

Basilius Besler's Florilegium. The Book of Plants
By Klaus Walter Littger
Illustrated by Werner Dressendörfer
Published by Taschen, Cologne, 2016
200 x 150 x 40mm

A Distinguished Silver Prize award winner at the Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2022 - A Gathering of Leaves

Inspired by old botanical prints. Fully bound in hand-dyed Pentland goatskin. Back pared leather onlays on both covers and spine, with blind, metallic, and pigmented foil tooling. Airbrushed and marbled edges and endpapers, with hand-tooled leather endbands. Stored in an original marbled, hand-tooled Buckram covered box, which unfolds resembling leaves.

Daniel's work can be found on his web site at pracownialesna6.pl/


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