Portmeirion.

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Creator

Robin Llywelyn, with images by Leslie Gerry.

Title

Portmeirion.

Publisher

Risbury, Herefordshire, England: Whittington Press,

Date

2009.

Description

No. 104 of 200 copies with slipcase, signed by Gerry. Letterpress printed in red and black in 5½ pt. Adobe Caslon type on Somerset mould-made paper under the supervision of John Randle.

Portmeirion tells the story of the building of this North Wales resort village in the 1920s by the author’s grandfather, architect Clough Williams-Ellis. This volume has all the qualities I look for in a miniature book. It is visually appealing in an attractive and well-made binding that coordinates with the contents. The concertina construction allows the book to be opened fully for display. The print, while necessarily small, is very legible. I find the text extremely interesting and the eight color giclée-printed illustrations enchanting.

My lifetime collection of miniature books, covering six centuries and numbering over 14,000 titles, is housed in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. However, this book was of such special interest to me that I purchased this second copy to keep.

Source

Caroline Y. Brandt

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Citation

Robin Llywelyn, with images by Leslie Gerry., “Portmeirion.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/330.