Imitations of English Poets

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Bound by Glenn Malkin

Imitations of English Poets
By Alexander Pope
First prize winner, Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2015, Fine Bindings category
Libanus Press (1987)
Illustrated by Meredith Ramsbotham
Limited Edition of 300
Approx. 205 x 230mm
28 printed pages

Sewn onto four linen tapes and bound in Hewit's fair goat decorated with water-based and spirit dyes using the craquele method plus additional hand dying. Recessed panels of hand-dyed Hewit's fair goat with hand-embossed features. Full leather doublures of Hewit's fair goat dyed yellow with water-based dye. Doublures and cover tooled with carbon. Goat suede endpapers. Book edges decorated with acrylic dyes and sprinkled gold leaf. Presented in a suede lined drop-back box.

The design colours reflect the line-drawn illustrations and the additional plain coloured endpapers. The twinned rectangles on the covers reflect Pope's attempt at imitating other poets - appearing similar but on inspection slightly different.

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