Glenn Malkin — The Collected Stories of Gogol by Nikolai Gogol
(Glenn Malkin) The Collected Stories of Gogol by Nikolai Gogol. Introduced by Philip Hensher. Illustrated by Peter Suart. Translated by Constance Garnett. The Folio Society. 2009. 448 p. 9” x 6”. Frontispiece and 10 colour illustrations. Unique binding by by Glenn Malkin in 2010. Bound in distressed goatskin with design effect in acrylics to simulate dirt and decay. Exposed second goatskin layer to the boards to simulate brickwork. Hand sewn end bands, goatskin doublures and suede endpapers. Edges decorated with acrylics. Distressed handmade paper label to the spine. Presented in a cloth covered drop-back box with suede lining and hand-made paper label. Fine.
“The design reflects the crumbling class structure of nineteenth century Russia explored in many of Gogol’s stories. An increasingly poverty-ridden society but with hints of the greatness of the past and perhaps the continuing opulence of the few.” – Glenn Malkin.
Malkin is the winner of a Highly Commended prize at the Designer Bookbinders competition 2010.