Acanthus
Acanthus
Acanthus
Acanthus
Acanthus

Acanthus

Regular price £180.00

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PROPERLY MADE BOOKS

You can't find off-the-shelf books of this quality anywhere else in the world because no other bindery makes them. These books take months, not weeks or days to produce. 

Properly Made Books are used by many artists and writers around the world and are held in collections all over the world including the Met Library's in New York City.

This Book - This blank book is totally handmade to the absolute highest standard and contains extra smooth cartridge paper for writing and drawing. 

Structure - Properly Made Books are of a far superior quality and construction to anything available elsewhere. 

The difference between our bindings and books made elsewhere is clear to see in the photos. However one of the most important differences and the thing that truly makes a Properly Made Book a special book can't be readily seen - it's the structure of the binding itself. 

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; we call this "LayFlat". 

Properly Made Books are a one-piece structure - the spine cannot and will not break. This is how the highest quality books have been made for hundreds of years. 

Layflat structure allows Properly Made Books to fully open without fear of damage.

Covers - Hand printed decorative paper made on discarded book pages from the the 1700s (hence the text) and gold tooled leather label. 

Spine - Gold tooled vegetable tanned goatskin leather. 

Corners - A touch of luxury; vellum tipped corners are rarely if ever seen on other bindings. They offer protection for a book when in a bag or pocket or being placed on a shelf. Just another nod to the attention to detail found in Properly Made Books.

Vellum or parchment is the material found in medieval illuminated manuscripts and in days gone by, legal documents which is where the material for these tips were taken from. This explains why on some of them writing can be seen. 

Foredges - Blue sprinked. Yet another small attention which adds a pleasant decorative finishing touch to the binding.

Paper Inside - A 160gsm extra smooth, off white cartridge paper suitable for writing and drawing inks and pencils

Size - 145 x 125 mm, 5 3/4 x 5 inches

Pages - 82 (164 sides)

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