This leatherbound book was created though the use of traditional medieval bookbinding techniques. The pages are sewn onto jute cords that create three thick ridges along the spine when covered up with leather. The covers themselves are made of 3 mm wooden fiberboards to make the book solid and durable. Furthermore, the leather is quite untraditional as it is 2-2.5 mm thick while one would usually use 0.5 mm (or less) leather for bookbinding.
The surfaces have been treated with dark brown leather dye and leather wax. The front and back covers are embellished with hand carved patterns with “gold” leaf metal inlay, protective brass corners and an amethyst centerpiece on the front cover. Another fine detail are the hand sewn headbands. There are 248 sheets of A5 size, or 496 pages of thick (120 gsm) paper with a slightly smooth surface that gives you plenty of space to write on.
With traditional medieval bookbinding techniques we’ve created this thick A5 sized tome. In the video you can see the creation of another book that was made in the exact same manner, showing every detail of the process.
– Approximate book dimensions:
Width: 18 cm, length: 22.5 cm, thickness: 5.5 cm
Width: 7″, length: 8.8″, thickness: 2.1″
– Weight: 1.38 kg / 3.04 lbs
– 248 sheets / 496 A5 pages
– 120 gsm, slightly smooth paper
– 2-2.5mm leather
– Cord stitching
– 3mm wood fiberboard covers
– Hand carved “gold” metal leaf decorations
– Amethyst ornament centerpiece
– Brass corner protectors
– Purple & gray hand sewn headbands
– Black end pages