John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney

Insects & Flowers Watercolour Book

Regular price £90.00

116 Pages of heavyweight, dual textured, watercolour paper

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 block printed and hand coloured printed paper. 

You can read about the processes behind making this type of paper here

The spine is made from pigskin, 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 - 116 pages/sides (approximately) and matching endpapers.

Paper - 200 or 250gsm Watercolour - smooth on one side, textured on the other

Colour - White

Media - Inks, pencil, paint

The foredges are sprinkled blue

SIZE

175 x 150 x 35 mm

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

THIS IS A ONE-OFF DESIGN