NICKY OLIVER, designer bookbinder. VALE PRESS. SHAKESPEARE, William. ~ The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice.
Woodcut decorations by Charles Ricketts. One of the Vale Press Shakespeare volumes. 235 x 153 x 19mm. Bound in 2012 by Nicky Oliver in full natural calf skin with red and black foil tooling. Titled leather hea7514dband. Top edge foil tooled. Hand dyed paper doublures. In the original maroon velvet lined, black cloth clamshell box with morocco and gilt spine label.
“Shakespeare’s tragedy is riddled with sinister gossip and betrayal which ends in a blaze of fury. I decided upon this stripped back design to emphasise Othello’s ire. The bare calfskin is an ideal background for the scratchy and agitated line work for Othello’s furious portrait.” - Nicky Oliver