You cannot 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.
Entirely handmade in Scotland by J&J Jeffery, two of the most imortant (and increasingly collectable) craftspeople in world whose work is held all over the world including at the Met Library in New York City.
Full leather binding in deep brown calfskin
This little pocket book has been bound in a Scottish deep brown calfskin leather with blind and gold tooling to the front and rear covers. The leather for the covers, already beautiful will age wonderfully.
Blind tooling is a pattern created with heated brass tools in the same way as gold tooling but where no gold leaf is used. This leaves a permanent embossed pattern, in this instance a border with a diamond within which contains a beautiful little golden thistle.
The foredges have been sprinkled in red.
Size - 95 x 145 mm, 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 inches
It contains 75 pages (150 sides) of smooth cartridge paper for ink and pencil.