Imitations of English Poets
by Alexander Pope
Illustrated by Meredith Ramsbotham
Published by Libanus Press (1987)
Limited Edition of 300
Bound by Glenn Malkin 2015
  
First Prize winner of the Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2015, Fine Binding category.
 

Sewn onto four linen tapes and bound in fair goat decorated with water-based and spirit dyes using the craquele method plus additional hand dying. Recessed panels of hand-dyed fair goat with hand-embossed features. Full leather doublures dyed yellow with water-based dye. Doublures and cover tooled with carbon. Goat suede endpapers. Book edges decorated with acrylic dyes and sprinkled gold leaf. Presented in a suede lined drop-back box.

The design colours reflect the line-drawn illustrations and the additional plain coloured endpapers. The twinned rectangles on the covers reflect Pope's attempt at imitating other poets - appearing similar but on inspection slightly different.

 
SOLD
In private collection (UK)