Lens of A Crystal

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Bound by Jim Reid-Cunningham

Lens of Crystal by Robin Skelton
Illustrations by Sara Philpott
Llandogo, Wales: Old Stile Press, 1996
Copy 129 of an edition of 250; signed by the author and illustrator
27 x 20 x 2 cm

Open:Set competition entrant and exhibitor.

Full leather binding with laced-on boards. Bound in black Pentland Goatskin, with mother-of-pearl and palladium leaf decor and gold and palladium tooling. Edge-toedge doublures in raspberry calf, and flyleaves in flax paper. Top edge in magenta with gold accents. Leather endbands. Titled in magenta. Bound in 2019.

This book contains poems in English that use verse patterns of traditional Welsh poetry. The mottled forms in the black and white illustrations parallel the musical quality of the poems. The binding captures the swirling rhythm of the poems.

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