The last one the “Anatomia” for the 2022 year. Until now it was made about 20 books like this one, with overall speed of 2 books per year. Generally idea was to go up to 100 pieces and stop to make it more. But now, the idea looks too optimistic.

Leather bound blank book in size of 8 x 10 inches and thickness of about 3 inches. On front cover plate, dominate an exquisite leather rib cage. Its hand carved from thick leather, realistic formed, hand toned and canned with special bookbinder’s mixtures. Book cover plates has gradient levels with many layered applications, embossing, carvings – over all, specially designed to be unique book in the world.

In “chained libraries” books are were chained to lecterns or shelves to prevent theft. In that reasons, this book have sturdy mounted chain on back cover plate. Locking of the book is made with leather stripes, decorative metal ends and pegs embedded in edge of thick front cover plate. This clasps adorn the cover placing intrigue when opening and discovering its beauty.

Few reviews:

This is not a normal journal; this is art. I’m sort of terrified to use it, it’s so big and beautiful. The Mistress of my collection. The artist was accommodating and shipped fast.

The absolute gem of my collection of ornate grimoires and sketchbooks. Astonishing in its level of craftsmanship, look and feel. My biggest worry was that the skeletal ribcages on the cover would be stiff and fragile, but they malleable meaning that they will bend instead of breaking. Superb craftsmanship and one of a kind. No regrets at all about the purchase. Astonishing.

“I cannot express how wonderful a transaction with Alex is. This is the fifth item I have of his. Not only are his items perfectly made but his service is the best ever. He is always ready to answer questions and send photographs, plus he keeps you informed right through the shipping process, even telling you where the package is at all times. A wonderful seller from start to finish.

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