Geoffrey Grigson (editor)
Illustrated by John Craxton
Frederick Muller 1944
210 x 140 x 25mm
Pierced vellum binding.
The book had rather surreal illustrations of foliage and shrubbery. I picked up on this and created my own versions so the design very much relates to the images in the book.
The underlays were made with drawing inks on mould made paper.
Evergreen Press 2001
535 x 185 x 14mm
Bound in red, blue, green and gold calfskin. Gold tooled inlaid roundels on boards and spine.
Boards shaped to enhance the already elegant shape of the book. The inlaid roundels include examples of punctuation.
Semi-limp vellum binding with multiple vellum lacings, stained and gold tooled.
Four vellum tapes emerge at the foredge to form 'clasps' and carry the titling in gold.
Illustrated by John Nash
Cresset Press 1930
335 x 200 x 35mm
Bound in full blue goatskin with multi-coloured inlays and onlays. Gold and blind tooling.
The images lie somewhere between pictorial and abstract. They do have a leaning towards the shapes and style of the 1930 s illustrations in the book incorporating trees, rain, snow, wind, sun, moon etc. I've also helpfully added
12 numbers to show it's a calendar!
(n.b. the spelling on the binding corresponds to one of the two ways it is spelt in the book, neither of which matches current spelling.)