Shells Watercolour Book XL (with handmade vintage watercolour paper)
A PROPERLY MADE BOOK
You can't find off-the-shelf books of this quality anywhere else in the world because no other bindery makes them. These books can take months, not weeks or days to produce.
Entirely handmade in Scotland by J&J Jeffery, two of the most important (and increasingly collectable) craftspeople in world whose work is held all over the world including at the Met Library in New York City.
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.
This Book - A drawing journal containing vintage 1970s handmade watercolour paper for paints, inks and pencils.
Spine - Gold tooled leather.
Covers - Hand printed squashed paste print
Corners - Internal vellum tipped offering protection to the book when in a bag or pocket or being placed on a shelf.
Foredges - Natural deckled.
Paper Inside - Vintage 1970s handmade vintage watercolour paper by J Barcham Green made at Hayle Mill.
Size - XL 295 x 205 mm, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Pages - 62 (124 sides)
Shipping (tracked & signed for)
USA, Canada, Australia, NZ - US$23,
UK - £5.50, EU - €14