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Shelfmark RF2014b32
Held by BL
Author
Title Blitz : letters from London, September & October 1940, written by Evelyn Lister to her sister Mildred / printed with aquatints & photographs by Susan Allix. Susan J. Allix, 1943- London : Susan Allix, 2014.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2014
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Upper cover

Shelfmark RF2014b32
Upper cover
Country England
Period 21c
Colour Black; Red; White
Cover Material Goatskin, quarter goatskin
Decorative Technique Onlaid; Painted
Style/Type All over design; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles
Edges
Bookbinder Allix, Susan J., 1943-
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes Identified as number 9 of 15 copies. Signed by author. With thanks to Susan J Allix for the following description; As this binding is made for a book about destruction, the use of luxurious materials and colours absent from the interior have been avoided. The spine is black goatskin and the boards are covered with a hand-made paper that has been rubbed down hard to give it a smoother background than its original textured appearance. On this, a shape of old, thin, re-dyed leather is inlaid with white calf sprinkled with black like dust particles. The torn, dark red shape is reversed goatskin, sanded and printed with letters from the title lino-cut and the rectangles are made by rolling diluted drawing ink lightly over brown paper, giving an effect of drifting smoke. The red line is kid, and the random silvery splinters are pieces from a can of tinned tomatoes, cut up with snips. The endbands are suede over parchment, oversewn with silk and the top edge roughly coloured with acrylic. The doublures are painted and the endpapers air-brushed then overpainted and wiped. The title is lettered in blind but the letters are mis-matched. See also RF2001a110, C188c32 (not digitised).



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