Read the accompanying article, "Sangorski & Sutcliffe: The Rolls Royce of Bookbinding" on the Ransom Center’s blog, Cultural Compass.

Front cover of Thomas Moore’s “Lalla Rookh” with a jeweled binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

Back cover of Thomas Moore’s “Lalla Rookh” with a jeweled binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

A Sangorski & Sutcliffe edition of Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark” is bound of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark is bound in leather with stingray onlay

"The Hunting of the Snark" has semiprecious stones inlaid inside the front cover.

"The Hunting of the Snark"  has semiprecious stones inlaid inside the back cover.

Title page of the illuminated manuscript of “Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe” bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff.

“Lenore,” an illuminated leave “Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe” bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

The cover of James Russell Lowell’s “The Vision of Sir Launfal” is handwritten in calligraphy on parchment by Alberto Sangorski with decorative borders and illuminated miniatures.

Cover of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Sensitive Plant” bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The text is handwritten on parchment by Alberto Sangorski, with decorative borders and illuminated miniatures.

Inside front cover of “The Sensitive Plant” is embellished with multicolored leather onlyas, inlays, and gold tooling.

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