I have been producing bespoke fine bindings since 2006. Each book is unique and created from scratch using a combination of traditional bookbinding skills, fine embroidery and other textural elements. A selection of my recent work is below, and I am available for commissions.

Giacomo Joyce

Author:
James Joyce
Illustrator:
Susan Weil
Publisher:
incent Fitz Gerald and Co, New York, USA, 1989
Book dimensions:
H x W x D mm
Box dimensions:
H x W x D mm
Sample board:
#65
Date bound:
2022

Monograph of the Meropidæ

Author:
Henry Eeles Dresser
Illustrator:
J.G. Keulemans
Publisher:
The Author, London, 1884-1886
Book dimensions:
H 380 x W 300 x D 45mm
Box dimensions:
H 482 x W 412 x D 77mm
Sample board:
#61
Date bound:
2022
Provenance:
Private Collection of The Athenæum, London

British Wild Flowers

Author:
W. J. Stokoe
Illustrator:
John E. Sowerby
Publisher:
Frederick Warne, London, 1937 (First Edition)
Book dimensions:
H 147 x W 110 x D 34mm
Box dimensions:
H 164 x W 130 x D 60mm
Sample board:
#60
Date bound:
2022
Provenance:
Collection of Neale Albert, New York, USA

Patience

Author:
E. Helene Sherman
Illustrator:
E. Helene Sherman
Book dimensions:
H 55 x W 55 x D 16mm
Box dimensions:
H 80 x W 80 x D 25mm
Sample board:
#59
Date bound:
2021
Provenance:
Private Collection, USA

Guards! Guards!

Author:
Terry Pratchett
Publisher:
Gollancz, London, 1989 (First Edition)
Book dimensions:
H 220 x W 150 x D 35mm
Box dimensions:
H 241 x W 175 x D 55mm
Sample board:
#58
Date bound:
2021
Provenance:
Collection of Anthony Davis, UK

The Grasses of Great Britain

Author:
Charles Johnson
Illustrator:
John E. Sowerby
Publisher:
Robert Hardwicke, London, c.1861
Book dimensions:
H 232 x W 157 x D 51mm
Box dimensions:
H 252 x W 177 x D 71mm
Sample board:
#57
Date bound:
2021
Provenance:
Distinguished Winner in the 2022 Designer Bookbinders International Competition

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Author:
Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage, San Francisco, USA, 2003
Book dimensions:
H 236 x W 175 x D 55mm
Box dimensions:
H 265 x W 207 x D 87mm
Sample board:
#56
Date bound:
2020
Provenance:
Private Collection, UK

La Charrue D’Érable (The Maplewood Plough)

Author:
Camille Pissarro and Emile Moselly
Publisher:
Eragny Press for Le Livre Contemporain, London, 1913
Book dimensions:
H 217 x W 159 x D 21mm
Box dimensions:
H 241 x W 175 x D 55mm
Sample board:
#55
Date bound:
2020
Provenance:
Private Collection, France

La Prose Du Transsibérien

Author:
Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay
Illustrator:
Kitty Maryatt
Publisher:
Two Hands Press, California, 2018 
Book dimensions:
H 372 x W 110 x D 21 mm
Box dimensions:
H 400 x W 130 x D 40mm
Sample board:
#54
Date bound:
2019
Provenance:
Collection of Neale Albert, USA

Bridges on the Backs

Author:
Peter Eden (Introduction)
Illustrator:
David Gentleman
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, 1961 (First edition)
Book dimensions:
H 200 x W 270 x D 20mm
Box dimensions:
H 241 x W 300 x D 55mm
Sample board:
#53
Date bound:
2019
Provenance:
Collection of Stuart Southall, UK

Knotting

Author:
“Gilcraft” (Books for Scouting)
Publisher:
Morrison and Gibb Ltd, London and Edinburgh, 1942
Book dimensions:
H 150 x W 100 x D 15mm
Box dimensions:
H 170 x W 120 x D 35mm
Sample board:
#52
Date bound:
2019
Provenance:
Private Collection, USA