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Bound by Andrew Sims

Book of Common Prayer John Baskerville, Cambridge 1762
Winner of the 2015 Fine Cut International Award For Gold Finishing

Harleian-style binding in Hewit fair goat, hand-stained to period colour. Gold-tooled in a style reminiscent of Cambridge binder Edwin Moor. Wide gilt-rolled borders, enclosing typical concave lozenge composed of massed individual tools. Saltire decoration to spine panels. Gilt rolls to board edges, headcaps and inner dentelles. New comb-marbled endpapers, toned. Hand-sewn silk endbands.



The Works of The Brontes
6 vols.
Allan Wingate, London 1949
The Heather Edition

Bound in Hewit embossed fair goat (hard grain). Half bindings with complimentary English marbled paper sides. Full gilt spines.



Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
David Livingstone
John Murray, London 1857

Bound in full Hewit Bangladeshi Vegetable Calf, hand-stained using Hewit aniline leather dyes. Full gilt spine, red morocco title label.

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