Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

By special commission, a one-off copy of the poem Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. This book contains illustrations from the original Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There published in 1872.

I chose the cloth because it reminds me of an England obsessed with Orientalism, as it was in Carroll’s day. Fortunately I had one glass bead to match and a ribbon to tie into the spine. Signatures were sewn in and endbands were added and the final result was yet another tiny book with which I didn’t really want to part. Alas, I had to send it off as it was meant to be a birthday present for the lucky wife of a friend of mine.

Word on the street is that she loved it, and he who had it commissioned loved it, too. This is the best result any artist can ever hope for.

Goodbye little book! It was a pleasure to make you.

Jabberwocky

Memory Book

Memory Book

Memory Book is a blank book that fits inside its own matchbox, where you can carry it with you to record those random thoughts or ideas that should not be forgotten. This tiny book is library-bound for durability, is covered in gold paper with gold endpapers and a red, cloth spine. Bone beads wrap around the matchbox to secure the book inside. I made this book because I wanted to see just how miniature I could make a miniature book. It now resides with a collector.

The Frog Wife

The Frog Wife

I was commissioned to create a one-off miniature of an author’s poem to their beloved. This was the first binding and the only one that I managed to photograph. The author decided that this cover was not quite suitable, so I made another.

This book is perfect bound with a reinforced spine and endbands. Text was printed on antique linen paper. Green endpapers, a floral paper cover and a cloth spine.

This tiny book now happily resides in my own collection.

The Frog Wife