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Angela James – Fifty Folio Epigrams


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Published by: The Folio Society, 1996.

Illustrated by: Peter Foster

110 x 85 x 8 mm

Binding description: Covered in air-brushed goatskin. Goatskin and dyed calf corners printed with text. Onlays of resist patterned air-brushed calf. Blue air-brushed calf doublures with resist patterned calf onlays. Coloured paper fly leaves. Slipcase with tray, edged with patterned calf and lined with yellow suede and covered with Holland linen.

Binder Profile: Angela James

A Fellow and past President of Designer Bookbinders, Angela James graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Printed Textiles, taking up bookbinding as a subsidiary subject. After working at the Cockerell Bindery she worked for 10 months at a well –known restaurant in Bath before joining James Brockman in setting up the Eddington Bindery [the bindery established in 1973 for Lord and Lady Fermoy in Hungerford]. Four years later she moved to North Yorkshire where she has lived and worked ever since. Apart from undetaking commissions, Angela organises the annual binding of the six short-listed Man Booker Prize titles for presentation to their authors. She has organised binding exhibitions, including those in London, and in between maintained an extensive garden. Angela’s work is held in numerous public and private collections worldwide and she has written two books on bookbinding.