ITEMS: La Muse a Bibi, J. Coulon and A. Gill
This was a fun job I did for a client who is a book collector, a book illustrator, and artist. He brought these two volumes to me and expressed a desire to have something to safely house the two volumes together in spite of their different sizes. He wanted them to look nice on a shelf and so asked for a rounded spine. He also expressed a wish to avoid housing them side by side in the enclosure; rather, he wanted to keep them next to each other. Here are some photos of the two books, one with J. Coulon’s adorable illustrations drawn in and one simply with the poems, and some photos of the box I devised for them.
*additional photos of finished conservation work available at http://www.book-island.com/Book%20Conservation.htm