A large, one-off binding containing 78 full and partial prints.
This extra large binding houses a collection of Fancy Prints and ALPs (Antique Lining Papers) hand printed papers; an intriguing variety of ongoing "classics" and one-offs, this is definitely one for the collector.
Whilst we intermittently make small specimen books available, this is the first time we've created an "almanac" of prints. Made over a period of months and completed only yesterday this is an impressive and extremely rare collectible item.
This leather spined binding is covered in a new mono lino print made on handmade paper (Italian we think) dating from about 1590 making it well over 400 years old. The spine and corners are made with our walnut dyed goatskin vellum. There is a hand lettered label in genuine gold leaf to the front.
Inside are dozens of full and partial prints variously made on new, old and antique papers. Some have been cleverly window mounted on VPCo Handmade paper to show the print and reverse of the paper.
The binding is housed in a slipcase covered with a repeat pattern, two colour print made on Five Seasons, pink tinted paper. The case is lined with text printed antique legal paper dating from the 1700s.
Covers -Hand printed on 400+ year old handmade Italian paper
Spine - Walnut dyed goatskin leather
Corners - Walnut dyed goatskin leather
Foredges - Plain
Endpapers - Hand printed
Paper Inside- 78 handmade prints
Slipcase - covered and lined with hand printed, hand coloured paper
Size - 17¼ x 10⅞ inches, 435 x 275 mm
Prints Made By - J&J Jeffery
Bound By - VPCo
HANDMADE IN SCOTLAND TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD
Every Properly Made Book is unique - VPCo never makes the same book twice.