Dante's Inferno
by Tom Phillips. The Talfourd Press, 1980.
Binding by Minsky 1986
3 volumes, each 16" x 12" x 2"

Red calf dyed by the artist, blind tooled, with the images burned deeper into each of the six covers. Bronze bosses and centerpieces cast from Ashanti gold weights in Tom Phillips' collection. Brass clasps engraved with the same florentine lily as the leather tools, and with hands drawn by Phillips. Sewn on seven double raised cords. Linen endbands. Each volume has a red leather box with gold titled black goat spine panel. The boxes are lined with felt, and have recesses to accommodate the hardware.

This binding is done with the same tools as the original Dante translation manuscript book made for Tom Phillips by Minsky.

For more books by Tom Phillips, look at Where Are They Now? (The Class of Forty-Seven), or go to the Tom Phillips website, linked in the hotlist.

Read about this binding in Rose Slivka's Review.

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