Complete Nonsense

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Bound by Nicky Oliver

Complete Nonsense
by Edward Lear
Bound in 2011

Full-bound in Hewit's Faircalf in a Bradel style binding, with a disappearing spine. Unsupported link stitch with a Fraynot hinge attachment. Hand sewn silk end bands. Hand printed endpapers. Hand dyed with leather dyes. Acrylic wash edge decoration. Leather pictorial onlays to front and back boards.

The images within the text block are really bright and strong and I wanted to compliment them. I used what was already there - the primary colour scheme was used for each element of the external structure: front and back boards, spine and the edges. I extracted a few of the illustrations and used these for the endpapers and the front and back pictorial leather onlays.

You can see more of Nicky's work on her web site, Black Fox Bindery


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