Sylvia Rennie

Questa, New Mexico

Léo Bronstein, Five Variations on the Theme of Japanese Painting, 1969

Binding edged in black leather; sewn on recessed cords; brown and rust Japanese paper endleaves; brown, rust, purple, and gold handsewn silk endbands; top edge gilt, colored and gauffered; décor of multicolored leather onlays and gold and white tooling. 27 x 18 x 3.5 centimeters. Created n.d. Lent by Hope Weil Levene.

Silva Rennie studied bookbinding with Kathleen Wick at the Harcourt Bindery in Boston, Daniel Knowlton in Providence, RI, and Hugo Peller in Switzerland. She opened her own studio in New Mexico before retiring from bookbinding.