This design refers to the essential relationship between historical bookbinding styles and hands-on restoration techniques. The hands-on concept is represented by semi-pressed inlays of hands and books, worked in multicolored goatskin on the deep blue Oasis goatskin of the full leather binding. Historical sensibility inspires the spine design, made up from small tools, gilt, in a design reminiscent of sixteenth-century Italian bookbinding. Inlays are partially gold-tooled as shown by the gold and lead penciling on the design sheet. Borders are both blind tooled and gold tooled, with the perimeter border subordinate to the inlaid design. The spine is elaborately gold tooled. Fabriano Roma endpapers and silk embroidered headbands will be utilized.
Kamph, Jamie, “Kamph,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 29, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2314.