photos by Shannon Tofts
execution of design (on boards) by Claude Ribal, Paris
Part of the group Woolf I-IX.
now to be found in the collection:
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.
‘The Waves’. Jinny, Susan and Rhoda. Bernard, and Neville. Five interwoven soliloquies, interspersed with lyrical impressions of the sun’s path throughout a
Starting out at the crack of dawn with the protagonists’ childhoods, the novel continues to follow them through their lives. A morning at school. Break. A late morning’s snap-shot at university,- and whilst the sun continues to rise, so do their lives.
The afternoon/evening sees the five narrators settle and age.