These delightful and cheery Pocket Books are bound using traditional early 19th-century methods. They have are quarter bound with a dark Italian Calf spine; the leather dyed by us using Walnut and Copperas. The boards are covered in hand-blocked wallpaper - a modern recreation by Hamilton Weston of Georgian wallpaper that once hung in Jane Austen's House in Chawton and has been recreated from surviving original fragments and hung once again. The bright arsenic green of 'Chawton Leaf' hangs in the dining room of the house, while the more subtle yellow, red and cream of 'Chawton Vine', graces the Drawing Room. Both date from the time that Jane Austen was resident in the house.
The block of these books are made from 75 pages of Hahnemuhle Ingres, a high-quality, cotton-rich laid paper with deckled edges - very similar in quality to 19th-century paper. Each quire of paper is formed from a single folded sheet, which is torn by hand and then sewn onto recessed hemp cords with linen thread. The recessed cords and a hollow back, allow the book to open flat for ease of use.
Size: 130mm x 80mm, 75 pages of Hahnemuhle Ingres ivory paper.