Pocket Book - 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 94 pages (188 sides) of wonderful Hahnemuhle Medieval Laid paper for ink and pencil.
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.
LAYFLAT aka Tightback or Flexible Binding
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.
Leather, gold tooled to the top and tail and blind tooling (no gold) along the long sides front and rear.
COVERS - Hand Printed, Dutch Gilt
This particular book is a combination of linocut block print, hand colouration and dutch gilt (relief print using metal leaf in place of ink).
Due to the combination of papers and leather, every single book we produce is unique.
CORNERS - Vellum Tipped
A further example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail these books have been made with, these all feature vellum tipped corners.
Overall Book Size: 140 x 100 mm, 5 1/2 x 4 inches (approx)
Pages: 80 (160 sides) with blue sprinkled edges