Le Tour du Monde
JAN SOBOTA, 2005
LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS
Jules Verne, Bienales Mondiales de la Reliure D’Art, Francie, 2004
Press Jean-Francois Mamier, typography Chambon-sur-Lignon (Haute-Loire).
Edition of 1000. This book is number 467.
Sobotas’ box binding structure with doubled boards and a middle opening. Top board covered
with dark green and light blue goatskin, doublures/inner boards covered with light brown goatskin.
Light blue middle strip, with the application of colored Japanese paper is encircling the binding.
The design depicts the Earth’ segment approximately from equator to 60th latitude which
determinates the route described in the story. The design is complemented by hand printing with blue
color. Dark green strips on top and bottom of the binding are finished with the same leather on both
ends of the box. Gold tooling with 23 carat is on inner parts of the strips and on the title.
Roughly sewn headbands are supposed to depict ship ropes.
Size: 29,5 x 21,5 x 5 cm.