This book has a hand-sewn traditional case-binding. The book is wrapped around the spine with calfskin. The boards are fine-grained thin plywood. The book opens easily, and the boards will provide a firm support for writing, or drawing, or doodling, or making things up as you go along.
The book shown has black calfskin, but it is also available in a stressed tan/brown calfskin.
An original relief print, from a linoleum block which I carved, has been printed on the cover. The green of the gingko leaves has been added by hand with acrylic paints.
The binding is sewn on linen bands, and reinforced with a linen spine cloth ("super").The edges and corners of the wood have been sanded and slightly rounded. The wood has been stained with MinWax Special Walnut stain. The pages are sewn in snugly -- not with one or two, but with five stitches per signature -- and will not fall out or work loose.
This book is a delight to look at, and to feel in your hands, and will be a delight to use.
This book, is MADE TO ORDER, and will ship the third business day after you order it. I ship USPS Priority Mail, and if the recipient is in the continental US, the books I ship usually reach their destinations in two to four days after ship day. The book you receive will look a little different from the book pictured here, due to natural variations in the wood and leather.
PAGE SIZE: 6 x 9 inches.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 7 signatures, 32 pages each, 224 pages total.
PAPER: Acid-free Strathmore 400 series 60-lb drawing paper.
ENDPAPERS: Acid-free pale blue Canson pastel paper.
GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive.
THREAD: Unwaxed dental floss -- archival and tough.
WOOD: Fine-grained strong thin "doorskin" plywood.
WOOD STAIN: Minwax Special Walnut wood stain.
COVER ART: Original linocut, printed with Daniel Smith Traditional Traditional Black relief ink, and M. Graham acrylic paints
BINDING CLOTH: Fine woven Belgian linen.
LEATHER: Black cowhide
SHIPPING: This book will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, sandwiched between two pieces of protective cardboard, in a Flat Rate padded envelope.
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