John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
john jeffery bookbinding
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
jeffery hand printed paper

Bronze Varnish Extra Fat Book

Regular price £145.00

A extra chunky 400(ish) page, totally handmade book for drawing and writing. 

BINDING STYLE & BOOK STRUCTURE

A superior style of binding called Tight-back or Flexible Binding with laced on boards and raised bands.

Tight-back or Flexible binding allows the book to open completely flat without damaging the book; very important when drawing and writing.

This type of structure makes the book incredibly strong and durable. Opening the book flat will, over time, cause the spine to crease but not break. 

Tight Back or Flexible Bindings should not be mistaken for inferior Case Bindings.

COVER

The cover paper is a J&J Jeffery Bronze Varnish hand printed paper. Bronze Varnish is a technique where ink is made using powdered bronze and wheat starch. 

The spine is made from goatskin, tanned in Edinburgh, Scotland which has been blind tooled (embossed without gold leaf) along the long edges on the cover sides of the spine and on the spine itself. 

Vellum corners help to protect the book from everyday wear and tear as well as adding a decorative flourish.

Adding these tiny vellum corners is a time-consuming detail; it requires a steady hand, patience and skill.

It's incredibly rare to see this attention to detail in any book, especially a blank journal.   

PAGES

Qty - 400 pages/sides (approximately) and matching endpapers.

Paper - Smooth Cartridge 130gsm  

Colour - White

Media - Inks, pencil..

The foredges are sprinkled blue

SIZE

175 x 130 x 50 mm

6 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 inches

THIS IS A ONE-OFF DESIGN