The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding)

The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding)
The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding) The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding) The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding) The Book Decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (Special Binding)
  • Myers, Colin
  • Published by Incline Press
  • New / Hardback/ Quanitity available: 1
  • ISBN: ----

  • Price: £825.00
2001. Limited to 250 copies in total, this is one of only 5 SPECIAL BINDINGS by Stephen Conway, bookbinder of Halifax. The book celebrates & illustrates the book decorations of Thomas Lowinsky (1892-1947) and includes many fine b&w and colour examples of his work, either printed directly into the book, or tipped-in, and include dustjacket patterns, page decorations, wood engravings, menu designs, line drawings etc. There is a monochrome photograph of Lowinsky tipped-in at frontis, and a memoir by Katherine Thirkell, Lowinsky's daughter; also includes an annotated checklist by Oliver Clark. Hardback book. p.122, size: 9" x 13", slipcase, some additional binder's copies of prints from the book laid-in, plus binder's specification (see below) on binder's headed notepaper. Binding details: bound December 2002 by Stephen Conway leather; as follows: spine with cloth strip on the foredge; boards covered in hand painted paper, with a large recessed panel on the upper board: the shape being for one of Lowinssky's designs for pattern. A large sunken inlay on the upper board is covered in black paper, onlaid with a mosaic of examples of Lowinsky's handwriting, stained and waxed. The edges of the inlay are painted black. Materials used by Stephen Conway are of archival quality. Signed & dated by Conway on the colophon page. The binding is also contained in a felt lined drop back box. Condition: as new. Recommended. Price shown includes tracked shipping to most destinations.