The Waves

by

Virginia Woolf

photos by Shannon Tofts

execution of design (on boards) by Claude Ribal, Paris

The Hogarth Press, London 1931

(first edition)

130 x 190 x 42 mm

Full leather binding in dusk-rose goatskin with blue silk sewn headbands, leather joints, and dark green bord-à-bord doublures and light green flyleaves. The book is housed in a chemise and lives in a slipcase.

 

The book's design is tooled in two shades of metallic foil (1x gunmetal, 1x matt silver), and nineteen shades of coloured pigment foil (2x white, 4x grey, 1x purple, 2x brown, 2x yellow, 5x red, and 3x green). Special guests: neon yellow, transparent pearl and iridescent silver foil. The chemise is inlaid with two shades of bluish-silver paper and the title is tooled in matt silver foil. The slipcase is covered with mauve paper and the title is tooled in matt silver foil. The slipcase is covered with mauve paper and lined with equally mauve Alcantara.

All papers used are hand-dyed.