Portfolio

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Bespoke Weeding Anniversary photoalbum realised in Grey Harmatan Goatskin and decorative Japanese paper. Textblock in cream card and glassine paper to protect the photos. Sizes: 25cm X 30cm. Bradel technique binding leather joints and decorative doublures and flyleaves.

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CONTES ET NOUVELLES

Jean de La Fontaine, Contes et Nouvelles en vers (vol 1 and 2), G. Richard et C ie, Imprimeurs – Éditeurs, Paris – 1883 Copy n. 819 of an edition of 1100 Two french-style bindings sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in full terracotta leather by Harmatan. Yellow and scarlet leather on-lay. Red and real gold foil tooling. Chemises […]

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WALPOLE PHOTOALBUM

Leather spine restoration. Blind and real gold tooling to match the original one. Project executed for Book Conservation Services Karen Vidler & Associates

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MARY & SASCHA

Bespoke wedding photoalbum realised in full Harmatan goatskin (blue and red). Textblock in cream card and glassine paper to protect the photos. Sizes: 30cm X 30cm. Bradel technique binding with leather onlays on front and back covers and on the spine. Leather joints and decorative doublures and flyleaves.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Bespoke Birthday photoalbum realised in full Harmatan Goatskin (Blue and Grey). Textblock in cream card and glassine paper to protect the photos. Sizes: 30cm X 30cm. Bradel technique binding with leather onlays on front and back covers and on the spine. Leather joints and decorative doublures and flyleaves. Protective grey cloth slipcase with ribbon.

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STONE UPONE STONE

Series of diaries and blank books bound in the “librarian style” binding for long durability and easy opening. Textblock realised in Somerset Laid paper 120gr, covered in coloured Oasis leather and goat parchment mosaic.  

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THE SONGLINES

Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines, The Folio Society, London 2010 French-style binding sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in Oasis purple leather. Multicoloured leather on-lays. Raised leather onlayed title across the spine and front cover. Prizewinning binding in The Designer Bookbinders 2011 Competition (Highly Commended Certificate – given by The Antiquarian Booksellers Association)

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HEBRA INCOMPLETA

Fernando Noy, Hebra Incompleta, Poemas, Ediciones Del Paraiso, Buenos Aires, 2006 French-style binding sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in Harmatan white leather. Blue navy leather on-lay and candle-print tooling design on front and back covers. Blind tooled title on the front cover. Winner of the 3rd Prize in the 1st EARA International Bookbinding Competition 2011 […]

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SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM

T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Jonathan Cape, London 1935 French-style binding sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in Harmatan light brown leather. Blue, red and white leather on-lay and candle-print tooling design on front and back covers. Blind tooling on front and back covers. Blind-tooled title on the spine. Prizewinning binding in The Designer Bookbinders […]

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FOREST AND VALES AND HIGH BLUE HILLS

Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill, Poems of Glouchestershire the Cotswold and Beyond, Selected by Johnny Coppin, Wood Engravings by Ray Hedger, The Windrush Press, 1991 French-style binding sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in inlayed grey and black leather. Decorative design in real gold foil 22kt hot and cold tooled. Graphite top edge decoration.

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THE COLLECTED STORIES

Nikolai Gogol, THE COLLECTED STORIES – The Folio Society French-style binding sewn on five laced-on hemp cords. Cover in full Harmatan black leather with decorative design in red Oasis leather raised on-lay. Lettering with cyrillic types. Leather doublures and red and black paper fly-leaves. Endbands sewn in red and black linen thread. Waxed top edge. […]

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THE TRIAL

Franz Kafka, The Trial, Photogrammes by Nigel Lambourne, The Folio Society, London 1967 Full goat parchment binding. Hand decorated parchment with spirit colours. Title tooled with silver foil on the spine.

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BEOWULF

BEOWULF Translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland, London The Folio Society, 1973 French-style binding sewn on five laced-on cords. Covered in Oasis Green Leather. Grey Leather on-lay and blind tooled title on the spine. Graphite top edge.

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I CANTI

G. Leopardi, I CANTI – Le Monnier, Firenze (1945) French-style binding sewn on four laced-on cords, covered in Oasis red leather. Decorative design in real gold foil 22kt, free-hand tooled. Gilded top edge.

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LEATHER DECORATION SAMPLES

Leather and parchment can be used as decorative material to cover several surfaces, from paperboard to wood and metal. They can also be decorated with different techiques: onlay, gilding, acrylic colours, mosaic. Here are some samples of the results that can be obtained.

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CONSERVATION BOXES

All conservation boxes, archival quality portfolios, wallets and folders are designed and made for the safe long term storage and preservation of books, documents, newspapers, artworks and photographs. Each box is made of Archival acid free paper, cardboard or hard board.

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ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE

Lewis Carrol, ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE. Ed. Studio Tesi, Pordenone. 1988. Danish millimetric binding in Oasis black leather on the spine and decorative paper on the boards. Blind tooling on the spine.

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BOXES AND SLIPCASES

Boxes and slipcases with different shapes and openings, covered in cloth, buckram, paper or leather to preserve books or any kind of precious object. Each box is made to the exact measurement of the object inside, and padded with velvet, leather suade or molton cotton to ensure its content is protected.  

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DE FILIPPO – WORKS

Eduardo De Filippo, COMMEDIE – Einaudi, Torino -1993. Paper case binding with Oasis black leather on top and tail cover and decorative printed paper.

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THE ODYSSEY

Omero, ODISSEA (THE ODYSSEY). Italian edition with original text. Giulio Einaudi editore, Torino (2002) Medieval style wooden-board binding. Beech boards covered in full natural goat leather with vellum joints. Tight back with real raised bands. Hand made brass clamps. Handmade ‘Italian Reinassance Style’ silk headbands. Blue leather on-lay and blind tooling on the spine. Batik […]

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