Handmade book bound in goatskin
This is a solid, hefty, durable book, which could be used for writing, drawing, watercoloring, or all of the above. It is bound with a hand-sewn traditional Smyth-sewn binding: a stack of 24 plain booklets, 8 pages each, snugly sewn together to make a 192-page book. The paper is 90-lb watercolor paper. The binding is sewn on linen bands, reinforced with a linen spine cloth ("super"). The book is bound in stressed bomber-jacket goat-skin, a warm dark brown color, with decorative raised bands. The boards are Daniel Smith archival Davey boards. The endpapers are cornflower papers, hand-made by Of The Earth. This book is made to order. There are variations in the leather used for this book, so the book you recieve will look somewhat different from the pictures. The leather is distressed bomber-jacket goatskin: a very fine material, but it may have some minor scuffs or other imperfections. It will take one to two weeks to collect the materials. It takes almost two full days to make the book. Hence, the processing time is two to three weeks. PAGE SIZE: approximately 8 x 11.5 inches. NUMBER OF PAGES: 192. PAPER: Acid-free Dick Blick 90-lb watercolor paper. ENDPAPERS: Hand-made cornflower papers. GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive. THREAD: Dental floss -- archival and tough. BOARDS: Three-ply plywood. LEATHER: Stressed dark brown bomber jacket goatskin. HEADBAND: Cornflower blue woven cotton. RAISED BANDS: Jute cords I do art too. View my site: http://jonathandayart.com