Tall Monumenta
Tall Monumenta
Tall Monumenta
Tall Monumenta
Tall Monumenta
Tall Monumenta

Tall Monumenta

Regular price £150.00

One of a series of heavily gold tooled pocket bindings. 


Imagine an antique book crafted in the 17th and 18th centuries. This is the inspiration for this series of Monumenta bindings.

This tall book contains 92 pages of laid ingres drawing paper made by Zerkall, a recently closed papermill in Germany. Suitable for inks and pencils, this maize coloured paper is a joy to use.

The book is an unusual format, tall and skinny, and lavishly tooled in 23½ carat gold leaf over our walnut dyed, rich brown, vegetable tanned goatskin leather. 

In the hand it feels reassuringly well made, the impressions of each patterned brass tool obvious. We have used two sizes of Greek key, tiny circles and various floral embellishments to create this rich cover. 

The pages have been sewn on thick hemp cord to create 3 raised bands on the spine. Over time, opening and closing this book will give the spine a beautifully well-worn look. 

The techniques used in the construction of the book is such that it can be fully opened without fear of causing any structural damage - we call this LayFlat.  


  • Covers - Full leather, walnut dyed goatskin.
  • Foredges - Deckled
  • Paper Inside - Zerkall, ingres laid, maize.
  • Size - 6½ x 2½ inches, 165 x 65 mm
  • Page Count - 92
  • Made By - VPCo Mark Summers


Every Properly Made Book is unique - VPCo never makes the same book twice.