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Richard Tuttle, Robert Graves

I, Claudius and Claudius the God

1994 - 2012

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One-of-a-kind rebinding of the set I, Claudius and Claudius the God.

  • Sold as a set of 2.
  • Robert Graves (British).
  • Richard Tuttle (American).
  • Illustrated by Neil Packer.
  • Included with the books are two signed artist statements by Richard Tuttle on the making of I, Claudius and Claudius the God.
  • Rebound by Tuttle in 2012 in marble tiles over wooden boards with snakeskin spines, hand-painted endpapers and titles affixed to spine.

Tuttle creates one-of-a-kind works of art that merge the written word with fine leather, paper, paint, wood and veneer. These original book bindings have been featured in a PBS documentary on the Chicago Art beat. Tuttle describes his work as follows: “I make literary artifacts. They are designed to pull books down off the shelf and display them in the salon, gallery or home [...] I seek to find a perspective that shouts out a piece of the essence of the literary work. I try to put myself in the author's or character's mind to say something about the time it was written in; the attitude that is explored and expressed; the magic that makes it a work of art.”

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Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 10 inches / 25.4 cm
Width: 6.5 inches / 16.51 cm




Novels, Fine bindings

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