Essex Police Book of Remembrance

Essex Police Book of Remembrance

Binding for the Essex Police Book of Remembrance with detail (below) from the back of the book representing the saffron crocus (stamens in gold) of Saffron Walden. The binding of this vellum manuscript book is in goatskin and pigskin with gold and palladium tooling.

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Alphabets of Stones

Alphabets of Stones

Book designed and hand-printed by George Kirkpatrick, using inkjet on bockingford paper. It is a collection on five complete alphabets found naturally occurring on pebbles and stones from British beaches which have been collected over several years by George and his wife Gillian Tait. They have been photographed as found without any alterations. The binding replicates the idea of a collection of polished pebbles lying on a beach, the pebbles being in bas-relief and covered in scraps of multi-coloured leathers. Contained in a protective box (above), title tooled gold on spine. A selection of...

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Royal Ulster Constabulary Book of Remembrance

Royal Ulster Constabulary Book of Remembrance

Detail from the binding of the Book of Remembrance for the Royal Ulster Constabulary. With (below) the binder discussing his work with H.R.H. Princess Alexandra at the unveiling ceremony. This vellum manuscript book has now had five more volumes added to it.

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Ithaka

Ithaka

The poem Ithaka, bound for Margaret Albert of New York. The book has been designed, illustrated and printed by George Kirkpatrick, as well as bound. The case represents a Greek temple with columns in white alum tawed pigskin, the ship on the cover being meant to sail into the box.  

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