That's right, a book with nothing on the pages at all.
There can be many reasons such as a gift for someone as a journal, a prop for re-enactment or just to look good on a book case. But there are other reasons such as a guest book for a wedding or a memorial book for a loved one.
My books are all hand made using high quality parchment paper, usually A5 size but can be up to A4 (my clients seem to like the neatness of the A5 size). Bound in the traditional way in leather around cords.View the books
Calligraphy (meaning beautiful writing) has been used throughout the centuries, indeed the millenia, to add importance to documents or to enhance their appearance.
If required the book can contain pages written in modern script or in a smart medieval hand, with or without decoration.
Decoration will be carried out using traditional egg tempera colours and, if wanted, illumination in real gold leaf, flat or raised. Great for re-enactors
There is nothing nicer as a gift or just an indulgence than a hand made book. These books are hand crafted using parchment paper of a high quality with boards covered in soft leather left plain or embossed. Traditionally bound around cords to give that old fashioned ridged spine and ensuring that every gathering is securely hand stitched.
Books can be any size up to A4 and have the number of pages which you require. Or you can leave the number of pages to me and I will make sure that your book has pleasing dimensions.
I can supply books which consist of empty pages or can hand write the contents for you prior to binding. If you would prefer to write or print the pages yourself then I will be pleased to give you advice on sizes, etc and to bind the final product for you.
Some examples of the books produced entirely by hand
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Your details will never be shared with a third part except with your express, written, permission.
I am always pleased to receive contact and look forward to the opportunity to discuss your own hand made book with you.