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Spectacular geometric, multi-colour, leather binding [1961 by Pierre-Lucien Martin] of François Rabelais’ 16th century scatalogical satire, ‘Gargantua & Pantagruel’ [source] What’s not to love… “...

biblipeacay: “ Spectacular geometric, multi-colour, leather binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin] of François Rabelais’ century scatalogical satire, ‘Gargantua & Pantagruel’ [source] What’s not to love… “ “Afterwards I wiped my tail with a hen,.

Pierre Legrain, upper cover of binding decorated with circles and curved lines, executed by René Kieffer, on Maurice Maeterlinck, Serres chaudes (Bruxelles: P. Lacomblez; Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1910).

Pierre Legrain, upper cover of binding decorated with circles and curved lines, executed by René Kieffer, on Maurice Maeterlinck, Serres chaudes (Bruxelles: P. Lacomblez; Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1910).

Louise Mauger // bound for 2008 ARA-Canada exhibition // semi-exposed spine with open grooves, inlays of multicolored marine leather and black oasis goat

Louise Mauger // bound for 2008 ARA-Canada exhibition // semi-exposed spine with open grooves, inlays of multicolored marine leather and black oasis goat

full leather binding by Hannah Brown

Stunning Fine Bindings by Hannah Brown Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works.

Robert Riviere founded his bindery in Bath in 1829, and George Bayntun followed his example in 1894. Bayntun-Riviere is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership and prides itself on continuing to bind entirely by hand. We still operate an apprenticeship scheme - our latest recruit, Andrew Van Zanten, has been with us since 2001.

Robert Riviere founded his bindery in Bath in 1829, and George Bayntun followed his example in 1894. Bayntun-Riviere is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership and prides itself on continuing to bind entirely by hand. We still operate an apprenticeship scheme - our latest recruit, Andrew Van Zanten, has been with us since 2001.

Camille Martin (1861-1898) - L'Art Japonais (Japanese Art). Coloured & Inlaid Leather Bookbinding. Nancy, France. Circa 1893.

Camille Martin, binding of L’Art Japonais, tome leather mosaic, 1893

Binding by Mary Reynolds. Le Vrai visage du Marquis de Sade (The True Face of the Marquis de Sade) by Jean Desbordes. 1939. Red morocco goatskin, black calfskin, & gold stamping. Reynolds coyly alluded to Sade's salient characteristic by placing binding in bondage. Black calfskin-covered boards suggest darkness & perversion of Sade's erotic ideals. Red morocco diagonal bands tie up the book and suggest welts that result from some of Sade's favored activities.

Images of book bindings by Mary Reynolds

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