The Fine Art of British Bookbinding

IN FAIR VERONA, bound by Gemma O'Connor Gemma O'Connor


Printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in an edition of one hundred copies.

195 by 303 by 15 mm

Bound in terra cotta native-dyed Niger morocco, tooling and lettering in gold. Top edge gilt, others rough gilt. Signed in blind on lower turn in.

"The arches happened because absurdly I kept thinking about the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and then rushed about looking at photos of Verona where I've never been. I found that indeed it had a beautiful miniature sort of forum and a lovely arch on the door of San Zeno and it had to be gold because it's really what I love best on books and because it seemed suitable somehow."
- Gemma O'Connor