Dark blue goatskin with onlays comprised of vintage English textile designed by William Morris; textiles arranged to create a "Cambridge style" panel motif; gold-tooled design elements. Marbled endpapers. Leather joints, hand-sewn silk endbands. Gold-stamped spine label with tooling. Text sewn with linen thread on three cords laced into the boards. The choice of English materials reflects the origin of the printed work and the colors of ink used for the images. My intention is to use tangible artifacts related to the origin of the work to subtly connect the reader to the text and illustrations within, without overshadowing the literary content.
William Blake. Walking Round Cambridge with William Blake. Illustrations by Rose Harries. Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2008.
Blake, William and Harries, Rose, illus., “Nitzberg example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 6, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2251.