Godley Gifts

Client  John Robert Godley Memorial Trust

Completion Date 2008

The Challenge
Design a collectable book set that showcased the uniqueness of James Edward FitzGerald’s first Victorian page-turner children’s storybook, published in 1850.

The quality of the publication was so high that a copy has been welcomed into international collections, including Queen Elizabeth II’s personal library in England, and the National Library Wellington, New Zealand.

Something special about the presentation to the NZ Govt was that the design work on the walls is that of the late Max Hailstone, who was my tutor at the Ilam Fine Arts School at Canterbury University.