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Annual UK Bookbinding Competition 2017

The Set Book for the Competition in 2017 is 'Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems'
Introduction by Lavinia Greenlaw.

Sorry, this year's set book is now sold out.

The Folio edition is 216x138mm, 160 pages. It is a beautifully presented collection that celebrates the radical style of a visionary American poet. Integrated wood engravings by Jane Lydbury draw on Dickinson’s love of nature.

Dickinson wrote over 1,800 poems, of which a mere handful were published in her lifetime. What’s more, her radical approach to rhyme, punctuation and capitalisation led her early editors to make substantial alterations to her verse, diluting her poems’ power in the process. This edition follows the 1955 text edited by Thomas H. Johnson, who restored the unique form of the originals. More than 170 poems are included here, among them ‘“Hope” is the thing with feathers -’, ‘Tell all the Truth but tell it slant -’ and ‘Because I could not stop for Death -’, as well as lesser-known works.

More information can be found on the Folio Society website.

Our annual Bookbinding Competition is sponsored by Designer Bookbinders and The Folio Society and is open to anyone resident in the UK with the exception of Fellows of Designer Bookbinders.

 

   

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