'Stone', poems by George Mackay Brown, photographs by Gunnie Moberg (Frenich: Kulgin D Duval and Colin H Hamilton, 1987).
Published in a limited edition of 125 copies, this edition of 'Stone' is bound by Faith Shannon.
The book brings together stone-related poems by George Mackay Brown and photographs of stones, pools and rock formations by his friend and collaborator Gunnie Moberg. These two were old friends of Kulgin Duval and Colin Hamilton.
Faith Shannon was originally asked to bind one copy of 'Stone', but had so many ideas for the binding that she 'could not decide on just one … the result was a commission to bind ten'.
The binding is described as:
'Grey morocco spine, with onlay of suede side yellow native dyed morocco at head. Handmade paper sides, stained with acrylic paints, and impressed title with George Mackay Brown's name and dates. Both front and back are coloured with sponged acrylics in keeping with the surface texturing and colouring of the other surfaces of books and box. Head is gilded randomly in gold and palladium over airbrushed base colour. Silk head and tail bands complement either end.'