THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK
Bookbinding began around the 1st Century AD when written communication
evolved from the use of scrolls, to flat folded sheets sewn and protected
between boards, then wrapped in leather.
TWO 84-PAGE OPEN-BACK
--MEDIEVAL-STYLE HARDCOVER BOOKS--
Unlike the restrictive nature of the traditional
book structure with its
rigid wrap-around binding, the medieval style open-back book allows
you to add a creative flair both inside and out.
Using the tools and techniques developed by PP-Press, you will learn
to make two 84-page hardcover open-back handsewn signature-style
blank books, attaching boards and papers in a weave of waxed Irish
TRAVELER - Portrait: 5-1/2" x 4-1/2"
TRAVELER - Landscape: 4-1/2" x 5-1/2"
The Book-Of-Ages Kit is designed to accommodate the
use of letter-size (8-1/2"x11") paper, with a finished CUT book paper size of Portrait: 5-1/4"H
x 8-1/4"W and Landscape: 4-1/4"H x 10-1/4"W ...making it possible to use computer desktop publishing,
computer printer, and copy machine to add content to the book.
PP-PRESS PRINTED PAPERS
With submission of the 'LE Book Options Form', PP-Press will print a set of personalized premium book papers for your book.
IN THE KIT?
The BOOK-OF-AGES Kit product components and book supplies can be found on the PP-Press shopping cart at:
You might consider adding: bark, buttons, beads, lace, ribbons, charms,
dried flowers, feathers...
PP-PRESS NOTES: MEDIEVAL LE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
to smooth and score/crease. PP-Press has available:
BONEFOLDER: GENUINE BONE $7.50
Along with a ruler, scissors, and a bonefolder,
you will also want to use some bricks. Yes,
In order to help stabilize the construction process,
it is suggested that you use two standard household masonry bricks.
Make sure the bricks are dry. Not just plucked out of the garden.
(Moisture and paper do not work well together). You can purchase them
at a lumber-supply store.
and tape the bricks as you would a gift. Then you're set to go. They
also make good bookends.