bracket 2-

Michael O'Brien

TRADITIONAL BOOKBINDER

HISTORIC PRECINCT,  OAMARU,  NEW ZEALAND

This is an old blurb from my Auckland bindery, from twenty years ago!

These books are unique because the wooden boards (Swamp Kauri) are scarce and hard to source. Peter Young, woodworker of Auckland, makes these for me. The method of sewing construction is overly time-consuming but very strong, and went out of favour around 1780. I use vegetable-tanned goat skin leather to cover the spine.

 

Acid-free paper only.

 

Small                  170 x 120       A6     (364 pages)          $260.00    DAS  

 

Medium          235 x 170      A5     (364 pages)            $300.00    DAM

 

DARK AGE BOOKS

CCF05122012_00001 CCF12022013_00000-001

Each book is signed and is an individually numbered  edition.