Haein Song

Light / Folds
Pain Memory
Marking Colour
A Brief History of...


The Fragments of Parmenides
The Botanical City
Ornamental Digressions
Hungry Bibliophiles
Interstices & Intersections
Perpetua and Felicity
In Principio
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Dickinson's Selected Poems
Bram de Does
Russian Modernism
Beckett's Trilogy
The Songlines
Linear A to Linear Z
A Bend in the River
Mr. Palomar
Journey Round My Room
The Myth of Sisyphus
Romeo and Juliet
The Periodic Table
The Trial
Gogol's Collected Stories
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Just So Stories
Le Grand Meaulnes
Don't Look Now


Three Plays of the Absurd
Nine Books of the Absurd



In Principio

Bound in 2020

Doves Press 1911
Letterpress printed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson
173 x 128 x 10 mm

Full leather binding in navy blue goatskin with hand tooling in gold and metallic shades with 7 highlight colours. Ultra flatback. Navy blue leather joints and doublures. Leather headbands with silk highlights in gold. The endpaper is printed on Somerset Book Soft White, which matches the colour of the handmade paper. The gradation of colours has been hand inked and printed using a linoleum block.

It contains the opening of the Genesis creation narrative and the book is letterpress printed in red and black by the notable Doves Press. Design and colour are to represent symbolic beginnings. Three different sized dots (0.8, 1.0, 1.2mm) have been used to create the feeling of opening and bursting on the cover. The colours in the endpapers are inspired by the hues found in the dawn and dusk.

Private Collection, UK