1st Issue Special #4 (DC Comics - July 1975)
Illustrators: Dick Giordano (Pencils/Inks) & Terry Austin (Inks)
Vigorator Hair Tonic and Head Rub
Bertha Lum (USA 1869-1954) Wind Sprite (1920)
John William Godward, Campaspe, 1896
On: Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Poems. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870 Deep blue goatskin, richly gilt to a floral mandorla pattern, with gilt and goffered edges, and with endleaves of Morris silk brocade; signed and dated 1891. The delicate floral patterns, here using roses and tulips, are inspired by Morris designs but do not slavishly copy or follow them.
Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, a lawyer by profession, took up binding in 1883 at the urging of Jane Burden Morris, Pre-Raphaelite muse and William Morris’s wife. Janey’s instincts were on the mark: Cobden-Sanderson proved to be not just a talented amateur but a highly skilled designer and gilder. His bindings set the mark for designer bookbinders for decades, his tools and layouts revolutionizing the aesthetic of fine bookbinding. This is one of his most attractive, balanced, and accomplished bindings.
woody allen / john squire