Friday, November 28, 2014
Totally Carried Away
The book wasn't in the greatest shape to begin with ~ I think was from the very early 1900s ~ and I subsequently couldn't save the spine. Once I'd decided to rebuild it with Coptic stitch binding, I decided to add two signatures, which proved unnecessary. Consequently the finished book is really fat and doesn't stay closed without a black velvet ribbon. Which is just fine. Plus, the pages are slightly wider than the covers...oh well.
Anyway, the finished specs are these ~ 144 pages (6 signatures of 6 folios each), 11 foldouts and 23 pockets. I definitely got carried away on this one.