John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney
Tight Back XL Watercolour Book #01
John and Jane Jeffery Handmade Books for Vintage Paper Co Orkney

Tight Back XL Watercolour Book #01

Regular price £145.00

A chunky 46 page (92 sides), totally handmade book for drawing and watercolour.

BINDING STYLE & BOOK STRUCTURE

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

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

The cover papers in this series of books are all hand printed using a variety of techniques including paste papers, block printing and hand colouring. In this instance we have used an original leaf print.

SPINES

The spines are made from leather which has been blind tooled (embossed without gold leaf) along the long edges on the cover sides of the spine

The top and tail of the spine has been tooled in gold leaf. 

CORNERS

This book has internal vellum tips to give added protection. These are visible from the inside of the book but not the exterior. 

PAGES

Qty - 46 pages, 92 sides (approximately) and matching plain endpapers.

Paper - Smooth texture. The paper is thick watercolour paper, around 400gsm (200gsm). 

Colour - White

Media - Inks, pencil, watercolour, acrylic

The foredges are slightly deckled

SIZE

Extra Large

260 x 240 x 30 mm

10 x 9.5 x 1 1/4 inches

1.1 kg - 2.43 lb

THIS IS A ONE-OFF DESIGN