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 calledTight-backorFlexibleBindingwith laced on boards and raised bands.
Tight-back or Flexible bindingallows the book to open completely flatwithout 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.
COVERS & SPINE
The cover paper is English (Payhembury) marbled paper; polished with an agate stone to achieve a wonderful, semi-glossy surface.
Three finely raised bands on the polished white, recycled goat vellum spine which has been blind tooled (embossed without gold leaf) down the long edges and gold tooled with a fine decorative line pattern on the top and tail of the spine.
Vellum, like leather, is an animal sourced product but processed differently to achieve different qualities. Vellum is virtually indestructible and extremely smooth to the touch. Used as a writing surface before the invention of paper, it is rarely used in this way in bookbinding due to the difficulties in controlling it as a material. However, as you can see, it's totally worth the extra effort.
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 - Mouse Grey
Media - Inks, paint, pencil, chalk, pastel.
The foredges are deckled; they look and feel wonderful.
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.