Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave., New York, NY, from Friday 10–19 April, 2015
My binding of New York Revisited
by Kenneth Auchincloss is part of this touring exhibition organized by
Designer Bookbinders UK. "InsideOUT celebrates the art and craft of
contemporary bookbinding and private press printing. This ambitious
project is a collaboration between thirty-four binders based in the
United Kingdom and twenty-five based in North America."
New York Revisited
was designed, illustrated with colour wood engravings and printed by
Gaylord Schanilec, and published in 2002 by The Grolier Club, New York. 7
x 12 inches. 44 pages. Edition of 250 copies (this copy ex-edition), 9
full-page color wood engravings
and 2 vignettes by Gaylord Schanilec. Type composed in Emerson Monotype.
Printed on Zerkall mould-made paper.
binding uses white alum-tawed goatskin, inkjet, acrylic
ink, blind and gold tooling, and is inset with diamonds and other
gemstones. The main image on the cover is a detail of a view looking
down Fifth Avenue – the view extends inside the front and back covers
where it faces views of Lexington Avenue.
these images we see a contrast between the rich and poor, exemplified
by the stocking feet jutting out from a shop doorway, and the bustle of
pedestrians. These are paste-grained and form the leather-jointed
The polished leather on the front cover, embedded with real gemstones, again highlights this contrast.
book is presented in a drop back box together with an extra set of
Schanilec's engravings and prints from the original blocks engraved by
Rudolph Ruzicka for the book New York, published by the Grolier Club in 1915.
At the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair, Saturday 11 April
Indian curries were voted Britain’s favourite dish for many years. No surprise then that curry is the subject of this new book from Solmentes Press.
There are many different ways to cook curry – this transcript of a
conversation with a taxi driver describes just one approach and was
recorded at 4.30 a.m. while traveling between terminals at London’s
The illustrations are woodcuts based on kolam, Indian designs that
are created outside homes to bring prosperity and ward off evil spirits.
"Roaming London in the early 1970s,
English art student David Esslemont tastes his first Indian curry – he likes it.
Today a professional artist, book designer and printer, Esslemont lives in rural Iowa, a Midwestern American
state so vast that England would fit comfortably within it’s borders.
Unfortunately Iowa has just twenty-four Indian restaurants – a mere shadow of
England’s thousands. Where, Esslemont wondered, can I go to get a decent curry?
a lover of good food, Esslemont began experimenting with his own
recipes. His love of cooking became a passion – in 2013 he turned the
recipe for his prize-winning chili recipe into an
award-winning limited edition book.
Now Esslemont focuses his attention on
curry as he explores the culture and cuisine of South Asia, experimenting with
herbs and spices to transform not only his evening meal, but also lunch and
In his quest to understand the
gastronomy of South Asia he scours cookbooks and food media and . . . talks to
There are many different ways to cook
curry – this transcript of a conversation with a taxi driver describes
just one approach and was recorded at 4.30 a.m. while travelling between
terminals at London’s Heathrow airport.
Kolam 06 – 7-colour woodcut
The woodcuts are based on Indian Kolam,
designs traditionally created outside homes to bring prosperity and ward
off evil spirits. Order now to take advantage of a special
pre-publication subscription price at solmentes.com.
Fifty copies hand printed from the
original wood- blocks, the text from polymer plates, bound as follows:
forty-five copies in cloth-covered boards, presented in a drop-back box –
$460 ($360 pre publication) and five copies in a deluxe binding.
175 x 254 mm ( 7 x 10 ins) landscape, 24pp, 10 woodcuts. To be published
in May 2015 by Solmentes Press." (Edited by Robert Wolf)
This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the
"Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the
same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue
Armory. This year, for the first time, it will be located right around
the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory.