French style full goat leather, top edge gilt with spiral tooled decoration, double headbands. Upper and lower boards with gold and blind-tooled design, goat leather onlays on top board. Silk front and rear pastedowns, marbled paper by Einen Miura of Japan for front and rear endpapers. My intention was to give the book an overall feel of an old fashioned book of fairytales. The contemporary chair suggests modern times and is an invitation to relax, open the book, and read.
Charles Perault. Contes de ma mère l’Oye. Original illustrations by Sophie Delprat, Claire Hénault, Lionel Koechlin, Jean-Louis Zirnhelt. Published for the Biennales Mondiale de la Reliure d'Art. Chambon-sur-Lignon, France: Jean-François Manier, 2006.
Perault, Charles, “Nies example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 4, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2253.