Natural goatskin with purple Harmatan goatskin, a modified lacunose technique and stingray onlays. Marbled endsheets by Catherine Levine. The two interlocking circles are based on the vesica piscis. The purple ring symbolizes the spiritual with gilt stars, the flowering Holy Thorn tree represents the material world. On the spine, Excalibur bisects the interlocking shapes while the outer ring binds them as a whole.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Idylls of the King. Illustrated by Lynd Ward. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1952.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Ward, Lynd, illus., “Kibby example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 26, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2143.