Close up of new leather binding of The Seafarer, limited edition (N0. 191 of 240 copies) by The Old Stile Press (1988).

New Leather Bindings and Boxes

We offer a full design binding service creating unique, hand crafted leather bindings.  Our new leather bindings are constructed using high quality materials and are usually bound in goat or calf skin leather, both of which are available in a range of colours and finishes.

Our bound books are hand sewn on tapes or cords and can have additional sewn end-bands, marbled endpapers and customised decoration on the boards and spine.

We utilise a mixture of traditional and contemporary binding styles and decorative techniques to suit your requirements.  The tools we use are traditional but the design can be as modern or as traditional as you like.  Our bindings incorporate the use of traditional book structures along with leather inlays and onlays, gold tooling, blind tooling, sculptured boards, embossed images and airbrushed designs

We also construct custom-made presentation clamshell and archival boxes to store and protect your bound volumes and other items.

Leather Bindings and Boxes

A3 size full leather volume with archival textblock to house a collection of antique prints. The volume is bound in full maroon goatskin with an inlaid panel of native New Zealand timbers by NZ artist Roy Good. The volume is housed in a Buckram covered clamshell box lined with Plastazote foam.

Shakespeare (Six plays – 1811) bound in full leather with coloured leather onlays and gold lettering.

The Seafarer, a signed, limited edition (N0. 191 of 240 copies) by The Old Stile Press (1988) bound in full leather with leather onlays, leather covered pieces and leather doublures.

‘I Ching’ workbook – a full leather binding with inset leather covered panels with details in acrylic paint. The volume is housed in a box that is covered with Japanese paper and has a locking mechanism that is comprised of a wooden rod that feeds through two posts on the base and a silver clasp on the lid.

Vellum covered notebook with Celtic knot design using black ink.



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