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

Large Marbled Drawing Journal #13

Regular price £135.00

A big, fat, hefty, 398 page, totally handmade book for drawing and writing. 

No other series of off-the-shelf handmade (or machine-made) books (that we know of!) contains the volume of high quality paper as these ones have.

No other series of off-the-shelf books are made to this high standard.  

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 English (Payhembury) marbled paper. It has been waxed and polished by hand with an agate stone which adds a certain amount of protection and durability. 

SPINE

The spine is made from calfskin leather, tanned in Edinburgh, Scotland. The finish on the spine is very unusual. It has been "plated" which means that a decorative pattern has been carved into a block of wood or other material, the leather dampened and pressed into the carved block under high pressure which leaves the pattern embossed on the surface of the leather. It has also been blind tooled (embossed without gold leaf) along the long edges of the spine.  

PAGES

Qty - 398 pages/sides (199 sheets) and matching endpapers.

Paper - Hahnemuhle Ingres 100gsm (text weight)

Hahnemuhle mould-made Ingres paper features a subtle, ribbed texture. The colour is fadeless and acid-free.  

Colour - Tobacco Brown

Media - Inks, paint, pencil, chalk, pastel.

The foredges are deckled; they look and feel wonderful. 

SIZE

245 x 165 x 40 mm - 965g

9 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches - 2.1 lbs

EVERY BOOK IN THIS SERIES IS A ONE-OFF DESIGN WITH A UNIQUE COVER AND SPINE COMBINATION.

IT WILL NEVER BE REPEATED, GUARANTEEING IT TO BE COMPLETELY UNIQUE.