Bound by: Gabrielle Fox

Ann Muir, Master Marbler

Piccolo Press & Gabrielle Fox, 2017. Signed Limited Edition. Fine art binding. Fine.


Copy 11 from an edition of 25 numbered copies, with numbers 1-6 issued in deluxe bindings and numbers 7-25 in a standard binding, plus 7 AP copies not for sale. This copy (#11) was never issued in the standard binding. It is in a unique custom binding by Gabrielle Fox executed for Abby Schoolman Books. This book was conceived and published by Neale M. Albert, designed and printed at The Tideline Press by Leonard Seastone, and bound by Gabrielle Fox. The type is handset Elizabeth and Weiss Initials I printed on dampened, vintage Barcham Green, handmade, Windsor paper. Ann Muir, Master Marbler is a delightful collection of essays with nineteen samples of Ann’s marbling. Leonard Seastone has designed this little nearly square miniature book with text and many of the samples spanning the open two page spread. The structure is Gabrielle Fox’s Flowing Binding in purple goatskin with recessed onlays of metallic leather, and dots which are surface gilded goatskin. Gold tooled calfskin headbands, gilded edges, endpapers Barcham Green handmade Windsor paper with extra samples of Ann Muir’s marbling on the pastedowns and flyleaves; signed in lower center of back board. Housed in a chirimen-gami-e paper covered drop spine box with a purple goatskin gold stamped label lined in the same paper as the text of the book and felt. 7.4cm x 7cm x 1.5cm.