14″ x 10″ large custom ordered leather book. Oak wooden plate fitted in the recessed center part, surrounded with the gilded frame, hold customer family crest. Extra time is implemented to be made unique brass corners. Uniquely made the book spine have deep embossed Latin words: Evolutio, Familia, Mundus. The book is filled with heavy parchment paper…
From the customer review:
Amazingly crafted book and excellent service. Alex kept the communication from the designing of the book to the process of delivery. He went through the extra miles to meet a fast production time and without compromising quality. There was a gaff with the delivery which was not of his fault, he kept with the updates and made sure the package arrives. And still it arrived earlier. The details of the book are fascinating, this object of art is a display masterpiece in itself. Five stars overall – and then some more.
Journal size is 7.5″ x 9.5″ (25 x 19 cm) and it is almost 3 inches (8 cm) thick. The book cover has a lot of embossed elements; hand carved (from thick leather + hardener with special bookbinders mixtures) and gilded Ouroboros Serpent; genuine alligator leather clasps; etc. The book block has 200 leaves (400 pages) of quality 175 gsm weight marbled parchment paper which gives it a nice touch. The gilded and aged paper edges all contribute to that authentic vintage look.
It is made one more journal just without central symbol:
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 in 10″ x 13″ (33 x 25 cm) and thickness around 2.5 inches (6 cm). The front cover plate has brass frame around a hole to the picture on the front endpaper and rich decoration in medieval style. The spine part is unique decorated and the back cover plate has metal pins. Leather is hand toned and aged in dark brown color tone. The book block has 300 leaves (600 pages) of strong 120 gsm weight clean white paper. Paper edges are aged and gilded.
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.
…and one picture from work process.