Firsts 2021 - Saatchi Gallery

J onke r s Rar e Books

Illustration,” in which publishers and illustrators competed to present the most beautiful volumes to the gift market. Cedric Chivers introduced these “vellucent” style bindings in order to assist the production of beautiful hand painted water - colour bindings, which prior to this point had been subject to

damage, smudging and wear. Bindings were offered in very small numbers due to the work - manship involved and the high cost of the books. £3,000


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