An eye-catching 1993 first edition of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. With copper engravings by Chris Daunt and an introduction by Bel Mooney. The book has 12 engravings in fine black and white print to illustrate the narrative. The book is a feminist and anti-colonial response to Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre, describing the background to Mr. Rochester's marriage from the point-of-view of his mad wife Antoinette Cosway.
Binding suggestions: A full rebind in teal leather would work nicely for this book with silver lettering for the title and along the spine. A simple maritime image would work well on the front of the case or on the spine debossed in silver, a wave pattern or coastline. You can also have a name printed, initials, or personalised message added. The edges of the book paper can be gilded or speckled with a fine dye to evoke sea spray. Finish with blue and white head and tail bands and a white blue ribbon.