by Marianne Tidcombe
The British Library, London & Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware, 2002
285 x 225 x 36mm
"When I was considering my design for this book, there were stories in the media regarding the sad behaviour of Cobden-Sanderson before his death and the episode when he threw the Doves type into the River Thames from Hammersmith Bridge to prevent it falling into the hands of his former business partner, Emery Walker. A plan was hatched, which proved successful, to retrieve some of the type from the river using scuba divers, and then to study and properly replicate this great typeface. This evocative event at the historical end of The Doves Press was the inspiration"
by Robert Browning
Initials by Eric Gill
The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, 1925
Copy no. 99 of 360
267 x 201 x 15mm
Full calfskin vellum, marbled endpapers with design of airbrushed spirit dyes and gold tooling. Spine title brush-lettered by calligrapher Helen Scholes.
Inspired by the vellum bindings of Sydney M. Cockerell and Joan Rix Tebbut, who collaborated regularly and particularly in the 1970s on this style of binding. Presentation copy from Robert Gibbings, owner of The Golden Cockerel Press, and signed: 'To KG Zeidman from Robert Gibbings March 1927'.
by Aldous Huxley
Gravures by Sara McAfee
The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1974
270 x 198mm
Private Collection, UK
Goatskin with airbrushed calf; airbrushed goatskin and calf doublures; gilt edges; gold and blind tooling.
by Yann Martel
Canongate Books, 2002
225 x 150 x 37mm
Collection: the author
Full grey goatskin; vellum and orange goatskin onlays; Thai handmade endpapers; coloured edges; palladium and blind tooling.