Tom Phippen

Professional web dev, amateur bookbinder, socialist

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The Communist Manifesto

Books

It’s 170 years to the day since The Communist Manifesto was published, here’s my recently completed hand-bound edition. Quarter-bound in vellum with red silk moire sides & white silk endpapers. The solander box is bound in blue silk moire, with gold Unryu sides and extracts on parchment paper lining the inside. It’s set in Doves Type using the text from Project Gutenberg

Keeping Richard Adams in Whitchurch

Books

I saw last year that Richard Adams’s library was up for auction. I wanted to keep at least one of the books in Whitchurch, but couldn’t quite stretch to the £47,800 for the Second Folio.

I did manage to get the 12 volume 1820 edition of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, featuring the great bookplate.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 12 Volumes

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Cover

Richard Adams's bookplate