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Buzz Buzz. Ten Insect Poems.



Buzz Buzz. Ten Insect Poems.

Title printed in black and brown with a wood engraving by Richard Shirley Smith.

First Edition. 8vo. [239 x 158 x 12 mm]. [8]ff. Bound by Christopher Shaw in 2005 (signed with his fish symbol and dated in gilt on the rear turn-in) in black goatskin, the front cover with the upper half of a stag beetle emerging from the lower edge formed by repeated impressions of a single small tool in gilt, the rear cover with the lower half of the beetle disappearing over the top edge. Smooth spine lettered in gilt, black endleaves, uncut edges. Contained in a black cloth drop-over box, lined with felt, with black goatskin spine lettered in gilt.
Sidcot: The Gruffyground Press, 1981.

Limited to 200 copies, printed by Michael Mitchell at the Libanus Press, Marlborough for Anthony Baker of the Gruffyground Press.

Christopher Shaw studied Fine Bookbinding and Restoration at Guildford College from 1980 to 1982 and then set up his own bindery in Wotton-by-Woodstock, moving to Brackley in 1993. He has won numerous awards, especially for his gold-tooling, and was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2004. His designs in gilt are made up of repeated impressions of two or three small tools, and often incorporate a sense of humour.

Stock no. ebc4372

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Price: £1250