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Open Studios

The time has come for my first Open Studios on the first weekend in June, 2nd-5th.
Come visit! My studio is in Building 0-31b.
I will have a range of supplies & vintage items as well as prints and own work for sale.
Please note that as of the 18th June 2016 our studio site will be called Thames-side Studios.

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Loving Maison Assouline

Maison Assouline, the new Assouline flagship store on Piccadilly, London. Stunning high end bookshop, with in-house bookbinder Paolo Taddeo. Furniture, art, antiques, bar, lounge & cafe, attentive, yet discreet staff. All housed in glorious Lutyens architecture.

Go there. You will fall in love with the place.

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Jacobean Travelling Library from the Brotherton Collection (Book of the Week)

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Among the many bookish treasures in the Brotherton Collection, held by the Library of the University of Leeds, its Jacobean Travelling Library has be one of the most curious and intriguing.   Designed to appear, when closed, as a large folio volume, it’s bound in brown Turkey leather and contains three shelves housing some 40 odd miniature books bound in limp vellum with coloured fabric ties.  Gold-tooling on the spine of each volume picks out a flower and a wreath while all the covers are embellished with a golden angel carrying a scroll that reads Gloria Deo, meaning Glory to God.

Jacobean Travelling Collection The 17th Century Travelling Library from the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds

A sheet of vellum has been affixed onto the inside of the front cover upon which, between arches, architectural details and four grand Corinthian columns, a catalogue of the small books has been painted.  The arms…

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