This leatherbound book was created though the use of traditional medieval bookbinding techniques. The pages are sewn onto jute cords that create four 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. 0.4mm thick, black sheepskin leather is attached to the cover, together with a 2mm thick belt strap to keep the book shut.
The surfaces have been treated with leather wax. The front and back covers are embellished with hand carved patterns with “gold” leaf metal inlay, protective brass corners and a large amethyst centerpiece on the front cover. Another fine detail are the hand sewn black and purple headbands. There are 192 sheets of A4 size, or 384 pages of thick (110 gsm) sketchbook paper that gives you plenty of space to write on.
With traditional medieval bookbinding techniques we’ve created this thick A4 sized grimoire. In the video you can see the creation of this book, showing every detail of the process.
– Approximate book dimensions:
Width: 23 cm, length: 31 cm, thickness: 4.5 cm
Width: 9″, length: 12.2″, thickness: 1.7″
– Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.62 lbs
– 192 sheets / 384 A4 pages
– 110 gsm white sketchbook paper
– 0.4mm black sheepskin leather
– Raised bands with cord stitching
– 3mm wood fiberboard covers
– Hand carved “gold” leaf metal decorations
– Large amethyst ornament centerpiece
– Brass corner protectors
– Purple & black hand sewn headbands
– Black end pages
– Belt buckle closing mechanism