Books: Designer Bindings

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift

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Full-leather binding with leather cord stitching and tin beads.

The book is illustrated by Arthur Rackham and is bound in black goat skin. Inner covers are lined with dyed reindeer parchment. Five strands of black and dyed tan leather cord are couched onto the covers. The strands extend from the fore-edge and have cast pewter beads on the ends – as though the book itself was Gulliver and the cords used to tie him down as in the story.

In private collection