Paperblanks Sangorski & Sutcliffe - Diamond Jubilee Pencil Case
Sangorski & Sutcliffe
This glorious design comes from Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a world-renowned British bindery celebrated for their jewelled bindings. Originally crafted in 1922 to house Rudyard Kiplings Recessional poem, written in 1897 for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee, it incorporated real turquoise, aquamarine and ruby gemstones.
Width: 220mm (8¾")
Height: 30mm (1¼")
Depth: 68mm (2¾")
- Original Art: Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding for Rudyard Kiplings Recessional poem
- Era: 1922
- Region: London, England
This glorious binding comes from the revered artisans at Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a world-renowned British bindery best known for the bejewelled cover of Omar Khayyams Rubaiyat (also known as the Great Omar), forever lost in the sinking of the Titanic.
Crafted in 1922 to house Rudyard Kiplings Recessional, a poem written for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897, this beautiful binding is now part of the Dallas Public Librarys collection. It is a literal jewel of a book, bound in a rich red leather inlaid with gemstones such as turquoise, aquamarine and ruby, and featuring medieval-style illumination.
Established in London in 1901, Sangorski & Sutcliffe quickly rose to become one of the 20th centurys most important bookbinding firms, famous for jewelled bindings like Recessional and Rubaiyat and for their use of real gold in the cover details.
In an interesting connection with our larger design library, Francis Sangorski (18751912) and George Sutcliffe (18781941), the firms founders, first met at a bookbinding class led by Douglas Cockerell, part of the family behind our Cockerell Marbled Paper series! We are honoured to work with this pinnacle of luxurious bookbinding and to share the legacy of Sangorski & Sutcliffe with 21st-century bibliophiles and stationery lovers.