Handmade book,, with original block print art on cover
This book is a thing of beauty. It has a hand-sewn traditional binding. The book is wrapped around the spine with cream-colored leather. The boards are fine-grained thin plywood. The book opens easily and lays flat, and the boards will provide a firm support for writing, or drawing, or doodling, or making things up as you go along.
An original relief print, from a linoleum block which I carved, has been printed on the cover.
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, and has been varnished with Minwax Polyurethane, to protect the surface. The pages are sewn in snugly -- not with one or two, but with four 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, as listed, is READY TO SHIP, and will ship the first business day after you order it, at the latest. If you order add-ons, it is MADE TO ORDER, and will ship the third business day after you order it.
SHIPPING: I ship via USPS Priority Mail, which gets things anywhere in the US in two to four days, typically. International orders typically take a week to ten days to reach their destination.
PAGE SIZE: 5.5 x 7 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 tan Canson pastel paper.
GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive.
THREAD: Waxed white linen thread.
WOOD: Fine-grained strong thin "doorskin" plywood.
WOOD STAIN: Minwax Special Walnut wood stain.
VARNISH: Minwax Satin Polyurethane
COVER ART: Original linocut, printed with Daniel Smith Traditional Traditional Black relief ink.
BINDING CLOTH: Fine woven Belgian linen.
LEATHER: Cream-colored leather.
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