Anatomia…

As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbook – scientific masterpiece with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.

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.

The book block has 300 leaves (600 pages) of 140 gsm weight, blank white paper. The producer of the paper is Italian company Fedrigoni. The high-grade paper does not bleed through and is exceptionally smooth to write on. The inside cover – endpapers are marbled parchment which gives it a nice touch. The gilded and aged paper edges all contribute to that authentic vintage look.


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Vegvisir…

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Journal size is 8″ x 10″ (26 x 20 cm) large and has thickness of around 3 inches (8 cm). The front cover plate has deep embossed the Vegvisir symbol, surrounded with the frame. Leather is hand toned in brown color tone and aged in several layers. The book block has 300 leaves (600 pages) of 140 gsm weight clean white paper. The inside cover – endpapers are marbled parchment which gives it a nice touch. The gilded paper edges all contribute to that authentic vintage look._DSC1245_DSC1251_DSC1254

Alchemy journal…

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An exquisite hand made large leather journal for you to record your encounters with magic, spells and the mysteries the world has to offer. Handcrafted using genuine Italian leather and real alligator hide…

Journal size is 8″ x 10″ (26 x 20 cm) large and has thickness of around 3 inches (8 cm). The front cover plate has hand gilded transmutation circle, attributed to a German alchemist from the 17th century. It is surrounded with embossed frame and gilded frame. Leather is hand toned and aged in brown color tone. The book block has 300 leaves (600 pages) of the strong 140 gsm weight clean white paper. The inside cover – endpapers are marbled parchment which gives it a nice touch. The gilded and aged paper edges all contribute to that authentic vintage look._DSC1237x_DSC1256_DSC1258_DSC1231hg

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Anatomia journal…

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The last one made Anatomia journal in 2016…

As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbook – scientific masterpiece with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.

Full leather bound blank book in size of 8 x 10.6 inches and thickness of 3.5 inches on higher place. The book block has 260 leaves (520 pages) of special, vintage paper type. Paper is coffee stained and carefully aged to look like in very old books.

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, embossings, carvings – over all, specially designed to be unique book on whole 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.

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Anatomia… February 2016.

Full leather bound blank book in size of 8 x 10.6 inches and thickness of 4 inches on higher place. The book block has 260 leaves (520 pages) of special, vitage paper type for letterpress printing. Paper is coffee stained and carefully aged to look like in very old books.

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, embossings, carvings – over all, specially designed to be unique book on whole 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.

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…and one picture from work process.

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Anatomy book…

Custom ordered book based on journals from top of my offer. Book cover is not changed, difference is in printed pages… Maybe don’t look like hard work but start point was pdf file with low quality, yellow pages of book from 1881. Converting it into higher quality jpg, manually cleaning yellow color from all pages, prepress for printing pages in proper order, hand torn page by page and aging on 611 book pages was take a while… Need to notice that customer was helpful in cleaning pages and converting it into proper format. From 30 Mb pdf file, we got on the end – pictures in 3 gigabytes! Result are very realistic book pages for appropriate book cover…

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Work on book cover wasn’t regular if include that is this one of my most complicate book covers ever made. All book elements are handmade… for only two details like rib cage and head tooling I need a days with magnifying glasses on eyes…

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Final result is worth of all the time spent!

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