We call this a 1209s because they're about 12 x 9 inches.
You can't find off-the-shelf books of this quality anywhere else in the world because no other bindery makes them. These books can take months, not weeks or days to produce.
Entirely handmade in Scotland by J&J Jeffery, two of the most important (and increasingly collectable) craftspeople in world whose work is held all over the world including at the Met Library in New York City.
This book is covered with a wonderful and intricate hand printed Dutch Gilt paper with a vellum spine reclaimed from an old legal document and vellum tipped corners to help to protect the book in their day to day use.
Ribbed kraft paper. One side is glazed and the other unglazed.
LAYFLAT aka Tightback or Flexible Binding
Due to the traditional, long way round techniques used to make these wonderful books, they open completely flat without any danger of breaking the spine. Most books are case bindings where the book block is glued to the front and rear cover. Ours are a one-piece structure.