Hope G. Weil

New York, New York

Jerome and Jean Tharund, La Nuit de Fès, 1930

Bound in full tan pig skin; sewn on recessed cords; oil marbled flyleaves; green and rust handsewn silk endband; décor of brown blue and gray Morocco; title tooled in blind. 24 x 19 x 4 centimeters. Created n.d. Lent by Hope Weil Levene.

Hope G. Weil studied bookbinding with Edith Diehl, and later studied in France and England. After her return to the United States, she worked for some time in a professional bindery. She joined the Guild in 1939, was a past President, and long-time supporter of its activities. She was also a very active teacher. In May of 1981 she was honored with an exhibition, Creative Bookbinding the Art and Teaching of Hope Weil, at Princeton University Library.