Volume 53 - Spring 2022


Customers Recent Bindings


Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (Shepherds Bookbinders)

by Roni Weiss - Artist and Calligrapher

"Every so often, Shepherds is lucky enough to work on something truly extraordinary. This Hebrew manuscript by Roni Weiss is a stunning example of calligraphy and illumination on vellum, and took him over 1000 hours to complete. He had a strong idea of how he wanted the binding to look, and chose blue and natural Chieftain goatskins, with crimson detail on a sculptured front board. We created a tooling pattern based on the themes of nature evident in the text, in an identifiably Sangorski & Sutcliffe style, with entwining roses and leaves in gold leaf with crimson onlays. It was, we hope, a fitting protection for his work."

Roni's work can be seen on his website roniweissjudaica.com

Shepherds Bookbinders can be contacted via www.bookbinding.co.uk


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Bound by Coleen E Curry

Trading Eights, The Faces of Jazz
Published by Mixolydian Editions and Nawakum Press
Sebastopol, CA 2016
380 x 163 x 18mm

Full black Chieftain goatskin binding with boards laced on. Edge-to-edge black goatskin doublures. Custom blue and grey paste paper fly leaves, Black and white headbands. Inlays of black straight grained goatskin, embossed and top-pared black calf, perforated blue sheepskin, white box calf and paper onlays. Title tooled in the blind with grey foil.

Check out Nawakum Press website for prospectus
- www.nawakumpress.com/book-collection/trading-eights-the-faces-of-jazz

Coleen Curry bound her first book in 2003 in Colorado and was hooked. She then became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in Fine Binding. She has studied with Eleanore Ramsey, Dominic Riley and Hélène Jolis. Coleen teaches at AAB and is also an assistant to Don Glaister. She is a Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book and a past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California. Coleen has exhibited internationally and her work is held in private collections. She is Canadian and lives in Muir Beach, CA with her husband, where she crafts design bindings, runs trails and rock climbs in her free time.

Coleen and her work can be found at Coleen Curry Fine Bookbinding


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