Paul Delrue

Paul's fine bindings are enjoyed around the world, from North America to South Africa, by Australian Bibliophiles to Arctic Explorers. His covers often exhibit subtle figurative or landscape qualities, evolving from an innovative covering process to which the binder has given the name 'lacunose', i.e. furrowed or pitted, and involving the accumulation of thin layers of leather onto the boards, with subsequent sanding procedures.

1961-1964 Bookbinding Apprenticeship 1961-1964 UCL

1992 Two Bronze medals in the prestigious
Prix Paul Bonet
1990 Silver Medal for Best Book, The Russell Bookcrafts.
1st Prize Open Choice, 1st Prize  Folio Society Set Book Thomas Harrison Memorial Competition
1974 The Plays of John Galsworthy. 1st Prize
1966 English Insects. Class A. (NWP) 1st Prize
1964 Head Hunters of Papua New Guinea. Class B

Recent Exhibitions
2008 Neale Albert Touring Exhibition of
Miniature Bindings and Gregynog Press.Kyffin Touring Exhibition
2006-2008 Flow Gallery London
2007 Czech Republic
2006 Japan and British Library
2004 Belgium

Commissions and Public Collections
British Royal Family
Victoria and Albert Museum
British Library
National Library Of Scotland
National Library of Czech Republic
National Library of Wales




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