A Braird O Thristles

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Bound by Gillian Stewart

A Braird O Thristles
Scots Poems by Douglas Young
Published by William MacLellan Glasgow, 1947.

"As well as Douglas Young's own poetry in Scots and English, this collection also includes translations from the Gaelic into Scots of early work by Sorley MacLean and George Campbell Hay, translations from French into Scots of work by Paul Valery, from German into Scots of work by Erich Fried"

Technical details:
Full leather binding with linen joint flush board attachment. Head decorated with silver leaf and graphite. Alum tawed goatskin hand dyed with cyanotype print and spirit dyes, tooled in matte silver foil. Leather jointed endpapers with cyanotype flyleaves and doublures, tooled in matte silver foil. Housed in a screen-printed and foil blocked dropback box.

Design details:
"I took huge inspiration from the rich Pictish illustrations by George Bain inside this book. Alluding to the blue of wode, the cyanotype method creates a deep blue that is accented by silver studs. The Celtic and Pictish designs are hand drawn and inspired by ancient artefacts like the Battersea Shield. The design should feel both bold and delicate, creating a book that feels like a timeless home for the power of our stories."

Gillian and her work may be found online at: Instagram: @juju.books and Website: jujubooks.co.uk


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