Glenn Malkin Design Bindings


Wrenching Times

By Walt Whitman
Wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec
Published by Gwasg Gregynog (1991)
Limited Edition, number 296 of 450 copies.
Bound by Glenn Malkin 2017

The binding is in three part structure. Grey Harmatan leather with red Oasis leather spine and detail. Airbrushed background. Onlaid pale blue leather and foil tooled strips. Authors name in gold leaf on the spine. The doublures are hand decorated fabric by Stone Creek Textiles with Oasis leather trim. Red suede endpapers. The fore edge is untrimmed, top and bottom edges decorated in gold leaf and red foil. Hand sewn silk end bands. Presented in a suede-lined drop back box covered with airbrushed textile reflecting the design and a paper label.

The binding is in dark blue and grey, representing the colours of the confederate and union uniforms in the American Civil War. The blood-red line that separates them is the border between the opposing States. The ‘fair moon’ bathes a scene representing the dead and wounded on the battlefield. The mottled red doublures represent the blood of soldiers from both sides mixed with the American soil.

Available for sale
Price: 1,500