Guest Books, Albums
Blank Books & Portfolios

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Wedding Guest Book
Bound by Minsky 2016
10" x 12"
Alum tawed goat, recessed panel by of semi-aluminum tanned calf inlaid
with goatskin and abalone shell, stamped and tooled in 23K gold.


Wedding Guest Book
Bound by Minsky 2016
10" x 12"
Alum tawed goat, recessed 6" x 9" panel by Minsky, lacquered oil glazes over inkjet on canvas.
Onlay border, lacquered inkjet on paper


The Morgan Register
Bound by Minsky 2014
15" x 10"
A mostly blank visitor's register for the Director's office of The Morgan Library & Museum, with the addition of several images interspersed throughout. Goatskin, title in 23K gold, stainless steel grid coated in Titanium Nitride. Rives heavyweight paper, 175 gsm. Sewn on double raised cords with laced-in boards. The endpapers are photos by Minsky. There are several other photos by Minsky throughout the book.


Guest Book, LongHouse Reserve
Bound by Minsky 2005
16" x 11"
Photographs on the covers and the front endpapers by Matko Tomicic. 
Tovil handmade paper ( Barcham Green & Company Ltd., Hayle mill, Kent, England, 1980). Hewit calf (Scotland). Hand sewn with flax thread made in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. The headbands are hand woven over a laminated core of vellum and alum tawed pigskin, using the same type of thread in a heavier weight. Photo images printed on Epson Watercolor paper with an Epson Stylus Photo 2000P archival printer, coated with Krylon UV Filter Acrylic. The cover images have a second coat of UV Filter, with a final coat of lacquer.


Chateau Guest Book, Normandy, France

Blank book of various vintage handmade papers and sheepskin parchment.
Bound by Minsky 1994
20" x 16"
Green Hewit calf with inlaid panels of lacquered acrylic and gold leaf on Rives BFK. Lost wax cast Vermeil hardware includes central medallion filled with couleurs vitrail, bosses and clasps with heraldic emblems, and strapwork corners. Click the link to access four photos and the details of its interesting construction.


Gracie Mansion Register

Dieu Donné handmade paper
Bound by Minsky 1985
13" x 10"
Black Chieftain goatskin, recessed pictorial inlay of goat and vellum, blind tooled, recessed panel with foil stamped title. Letterpress title page, dedication and colophon, linen endbands, chain ring embedded in head edge of back board. The scene is a geometric view of the East River, and the Triborough Bridge as seen from the mayor's residence. Commissioned by The Gracie Mansion Conservancy.


Guest Book

Private Home, Long Island
Bound by Minsky 1986
9 1/8" x 12"
Red Nigerian goatskin, recessed 6" x 9" panel painted by Minsky lacquered acrylic on Rives BFK.
"MINSKY 87" in gold, inside back cover


Wedding Guest Book
Bound by Minsky 1987
9" x 12"
Cream Hewit calf, recessed 6: x 9" panel by Minsky, lacquered acrylic on Rives BFK
Onlay border, acrylic on paper


Wedding Guest Book
Bound by Minsky 1989
9" x 12"
Cream Hewit calf, recessed 6: x 9" panel by Minsky, lacquered acrylic over inkjet on handmade paper
Onlay border, acrylic on paper


Guest Book
Private Home, Katonah, NY
Binding by Minsky 2001
9" x 12"
Blue calf, recessed 6" x 9" painted panel, lacquered acrylic on Rives BFK.


Bar Mitzvah Guest Book
Binding by Minsky 2004
10?" x 9?"
Blue Oasis Nigerian goatskin, recessed 8" x 7" lacquered inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo rag paper.


Bar Mitzvah Guest Book
Binding by Minsky 2000
9" x 12"
Blue calf
Torah section foil stamped in 23K gold


Blank Book for Tom Phillips' translation of Dante's Inferno

Whatman paper
Bound by Minsky 1979
9 5/8" x 7" x 1"
Nigerian goat sumac tanned and dyed by the artist, blind tooled with Florentine lily design drawn by Phillips, made into intaglio, relief and outline tools. Hinges of same skin, with doublures of the same skin reversed.
"MINSKY 79" blind tooled inside back cover


Inlaid Leather Blank Book

Bound by Minsky 1983
10" x 7"
Red Nigerian Goatskin with inlay and onlay panels of a geometric design in both covers.


Enamel and Gold Leaf Binding - Blank Book

Bound by Minsky 1985
11" x 10" x 1"
Grey goatskin spine, varnished enamel and gold leaf boards, acrylic and gold leaf endsheets "Minsky '85" signed inside back cover


Blank Book

Bound by Minsky 1988
18" x 14"
Inlaid snakeskin covers and doublures, handmade paper, linen endbands.


Blank Book

T.H. Saunders Paper
Bound by Minsky 1986
15" x 11"
Black calf spine, lacquered gold leaf and enamel over gessoed boards.
"Minsky 1986" inside back cover


Blank Book

Bound by Minsky 1985
10 x 7 x 1?
Nigerian goatskin with flush inlay panels of same. Sewn on 5 raised cords with hollow back construction. Silk endbands, linen hinges. Head and tail edges watercolor, beeswaxed.
"MINSKY 85" in gold, inside back cover

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