The intention is to use this page to show the books in various states of production (bit of a teaser page I suppose). A lot will depend on how busy I am and when I can get to the binders but for now ... here goes. I spent Thursday 16th Sept over in Ludlow - it was supposed to be a flying visit but I ended up stopping the best part of eight hours. I got to see the blocking on The Chosen lettered edition and the Deluxe edition of The Sphinx having it's spine backed. Had a great day so thanks to Paul, Phil and everyone else for the time they spent with me.
Covering the boards of The Sphinx Deluxe in cream colorado book cloth.
The Sphinx Deluxe - sewn book blocks with ribbon markers
Chosen Lettered - ribbon bookmarks being glued in place.
Chosen lettered - creating the raised bands by laying in thin strips of leather.
Chosen lettered - after making the raised bands the spine can be blocked. This was the first one done!
Chosen Lettered - pretty much finished - the raised bands need working up and the book block was only loosley fitted so I could take a pic. It weighs a ton - more fool me for offering free shipping to collectors club members!
After the spine has been rounded it is backed - Sphinx Deluxe
Chosen Lettered - text blocks have been sewn and backed, edges have been gilded.
Chosen Lettered - boards bound in red Morocco leather and ready for blocking. If memory serves me correctly the blocks shown are made from magnesium.
Chosen Lettered - raised bands have been created and are ready to be "worked up" to give them greater definition.
Chosen Lettered - jump ahead a bit and the front board has been blind stamped then a black leather panel cut to fit then blocked with the title.
Chosen Lettered - traycases have been started. These are the two internal parts covered in black siltex.