Chatham Layflat Sketchbook - Medieval Angels
Made to the very highest standard, these, landscape, lay-flat books contain 58 pages (116 sides) of exceptional quality 160gsm (65lb) vintage (1986) handmade paper by JB Green of Hayle Mill, Kent, Engand for watercolour and drawing in ink, pencil and other media.
Entirely handmade in Scotland, all of our books have hand printed paper covers, tooled spines and internal vellum tipped corners (not visible on the exterior but visible on the interior) to help to protect the book in their day to day use.
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.
Made from a variety of leathers, all with simple gold tooling to the top and tail and blind tooling (no gold) along the long sides front and rear.
As always, our books are covered in a variety of beautiful hand printed papers.
These are made using a variety of techniques but they always start with a hand cut lino block. The multi coloured prints are then coloured by hand using a stencil.
Due to the combination of papers and leather, every single book we produce is unique.
You cannot find books of this quality anywhere else.
Size: 205 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches (approx)
These books are easily carried, the individual page size just a little bit smaller than European A5.
Pages: 58 (116 sides)
Paper: JB Green (Hayle Mill, Kent, England) 1986 handmade Chatham. One of the most important so called vellum papers. A 65lb (160gsm) NOT surfaced (medium texture) flax paper, aquapel sized.