Mason's The Four Feathers. First Edition 1903
I am very happy with the way the design came out for this binding. One of the requirements from the commissioner was to incorporate white feathers and British flag in the design. The book is bound in full French technique with gorgeous navy blue leather. The design utilizes traditional gilding in 22k gold, palladium, and various coloured leather onlays and eggshell panels I made. Inside covers are lined with beautiful Abalone panels framed by leather strips and flyleaves lined with cork gold paper. Like all of my bindings, I incorporate with my own marbled paper in turquoise. The top edge of the book is coloured in navy blue with my own special "glittered edge" effect. The standing board edges and headcaps are gilded in gold leaves as well for that extra tour-de-force details. The titling is done with this beautiful Art Nouveau Typeface with palladium and 22k gold. The whole book is housed in linen covered folding box lined with red suede. Here is a youtube video presentation of the binding.