John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney

Tight Back Vellum Journal "Pomegranates"

Regular price £108.00

An elegant and superbly hand crafted book for drawing and writing.   

BINDING STYLE & BOOK STRUCTURE

A superior style of binding called Tight-back or Flexible Binding with laced on boards and raised bands.

Tight-back or Flexible binding allows the book to open completely flat without 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.

Cover

"Pomegranates and Grapes" - Block printed and hand coloured on handmade antique handmade paper.

The paper is taken from an old 18th century edition of House of Lords records book, the decorative pattern overprinted on text which adds extra depth to the overall appearance.  

Spine

Recycled vintage vellum/parchment legal documents were purchased at auction and have been reused as the spine material.  

vellum spines on books

Vellum is an animal skin product, similar to leather but processed to produce a much stronger end product.

Vellum corners help to protect the book from everyday wear and tear as well as adding a decorative flourish.

Adding these tiny vellum corners is a time-consuming detail; it requires a steady hand, patience and skill.

It's incredibly rare to see this attention to detail in any book, especially a blank journal.   

PAGES

Qty - 88 sheets, 176 sides (approximately) and matching end papers.

Paper - Archival cartridge paper 130gsm

Colour - Off-White

Media - Inks, pencil, watercolour etc..

SIZE

215 x 115 x 25 mm

8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

THIS IS A ONE-OFF BINDING