Bound by: Gabrielle Fox

Haiku and other poems

Cincinnati: Fox Park Press, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine.


Edition total of 45 including 3 deluxe variant bindings by Gabrielle Fox. Signed by Fox, both the printer and binder of the book, and Dennis Meade, the jeweler. Designed and printed by Gabrielle Fox using heated foil on handmade, translucent, long fiber taniai kozo (mulberry) paper. Fox has taken advantage of the long fibers by teasing them out on the bottom edge. Originally printed for students to bind in a miniature bookbinding class taught by Fox in San Francisco. This visible sewing structure is described in some detail in Project 8 of Fox’s The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books and recently demonstrated by her at the 2017 Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminars in Tacoma, WA. This is Fox's personal copy with Kentucky agate and a pink topaz set in gold. Copies #1 and #2 are in private collections. Bound in the multiple single section or pamphlet structure with multi-colored silk threaded through a single piece of goatskin and chiyogami decorative paper covered boards. Gold tooling on goatskin spine and "straps." The box is covered in goatskin and the same chiyogami patterend paper, each adorned with a different custom button by Dennis Meade, a Lexington (KY) jeweler. Printed and bound by Gabrielle Fox. Book: 5.8cm x 7cm.