Hamlet. Prince of Darkness (DESIGNER BINDING)

Hamlet. Prince of Darkness (DESIGNER BINDING)
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  • Price: £2,200.00
Unabridged reprint of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark', originally published in the 1922 Selwyn and Blount edition, illustrated by John Austen.

Hardback, size: h: 282 x w:215 x d:22. This is a DESIGNER BINDING by Japanese book-binder, Yuko Matsuno, and was exhibited in a touring 'Shakespeare' themed designer binding exhibition in Japan during 2014/15. Binding: The theme of the design is the drowning of Ophelia; her flowing hair is symbolised on the binding. The book is sewn using unsupported link stitch with secondary sewing and full linen board attachment. It is covered in terracotta goatskin with dark blue onlays. There is hand embroidery with Japanese silk thread through the leather. The binding has decorated doubluers and endpapers with hand-coloured Japanese Gampi paper onlays and design links across foredge. The headbands are hand sewn with Japanese silk thread. The full cloth covered box has Japanese silk hand embroidery, with leather inlaid title. Yuko Matsuno has not signed the binding but there is a certificate of authenticity from her with the book. This is a sublime binding; highly recommended.