Pocket Book #1 Dutch Gilt
A PROPERLY MADE BOOK
You cannot find off-the-shelf books of this quality anywhere else in the world because no other bindery makes them. These books take months, not weeks or days to produce.
Made to the very highest standard using the finest quality materials, these lay-flat books contain 88 pages (176 sides) of super smooth cream cartridge paper.
Entirely handmade in Scotland by J&J Jeffery, two of the most imortant (and increasingly collectable) craftspeople in world whose work is held all over the world including at the Met Library in New York City.
All of these books have hand-printed paper covers, tooled leather 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. Most books are case bindings where the book block is glued to the front and rear cover. Ours are a one-piece structure.
Gold tooled to the top and tail and blind tooling (no gold) along the long sides front and rear of the leather spine.
COVERS - Dutch Gilt
Dutch Gilt is a printing technique which originated in Europe in the 17th century. J&J Jeffery are the only people who can make this type of printed paper after years of experimentation and research and we are the only outlet for their bound work.
The "gilt" is a golden metal leaf and is used in place of ink and printed using a heavy pressure relief process using handcut lino blocks for the patterns.
The patterns are printed over a background of hand stenciled coloured designs on 300+ year old handmade antique paper. This type of print process can only be made under specific atmospheric conditions.
Due to the combination of papers and leather, every single book we produce is unique.
Size: 135 x 105 mm, 5 3/8 x 4 inches
Pages: 82 (164 sides) with blue sprinkled dges
Paper: Text weight