Of A Feather

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Bound by Stuart Brockman

Of A Feather by Colin See-Paynton
Wood Engravings: Colin See-Paynton
Gwasg Gregynog 2008.

Technical Specification - Paste paper endleaves made up and added; edges of leaves gilt (solid at the head, on the deckle on the fore-edge and tail); book sewn on five 6mm linen tapes; spine glued and shaped; laminated cushioned boards laced on; multicoloured double endbands sewn on; spine lined with unbleached cotton and acid free paper; book covered full dark red Chieftain Goatskin; boards stabilised and filled in; cotton joint put down on inside of boards; design applied with airbrushed calf onlays, goatskin onlays and black and gold tooling; book lettered in gold leaf; book pasted down; book housed in black quarter leather box lined in velvet with gold lettering on the spine and gold lines to sides.

Design Specification - The design represents birds in flight / flapping wings, the parallel lines represent feathers, the circle - a sun or moon. . The birds are supported and restricted by the outer frame representing the Earth. The variation in thickness of the gold lines as well as combining airbrushed colours with black gives an indication of perspective and shade. The multicoloured lines are airbrushed fair calf in black, yellow and blue. The outline of the sun/moon is blue goatskin.

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