bracket 2-

Michael O'Brien

TRADITIONAL BOOKBINDER

HISTORIC PRECINCT,  OAMARU,  NEW ZEALAND

ORIGINAL  MARBLED PAPER  BOOKS AND  STATIONERY

MARBLED PAPER BOOKS

All marbled paper is original and made by myself. No two sheets are alike, although patterns and colours can be imitated.

             

Acid-free paper

Two sizes; 128 pages; books ½ or ¼ bound.

 

"...This Hand Bound Book is made from high quality Acid Free Paper, hand sewn with Irish Linen thread on strong tapes. Silk headbands contrast with bookcloth and marbled paper. This binding first came into popular use in England during the 1830’s with the advent of bookcloth. Marbling is a complex method of paper decoration first practised in Eighth Century Japan, and only became widespread some ten centuries later in Western Europe. Each sheet is unique and cannot be reproduced.

 

This Hand Made Book was bound in my Bindery with Care and Contemplation in contrast to mass produced commodities."

 

Small Book (Cloth Spine)

 

Quarter-bound      170 x 120        A6       $68.00       MASQ

Half- bound             170 x 120       A6        $80.00      MASH

 

 

 

Medium Book (Cloth spine)

 

Quarter-bound       235 x 165       A5      $90.00      MAMQ

Half-bound               235 x 165       A5      $100.00   MAMH    

 

Quarter-bindings & half-bindings in Acid Free paper.

 

 

 

Leather Binding

 

Small only; suitable for Victorian or Edwardian re-enactors

 

Quarter-Bound     165 x 115         A6      $300.00    MALQ

 

Half-Bound            165 x 115          A6       $525.00   MALH

Quarter-Bound  cloth binding          

 

LEATHER  BINDINGS

Art Portfolio

 

Small                300 x 215            A4                               $110.00   MAPS

Medium          425 x 300            A3                               $195.00   MAPM

Large               600 x 425            A2                               $250.00    MAPL  

 

Desk Blotter

 

Medium          425 x 300           A3                                $120.00    MADB

 

Magic Wallet

 

Small               162 x 82           bank note                      $20.00    MAMWS

Medium         235 x 160            A5                                $45.00     MAMWM

 

Pencil Pot

 

Round      100 x 180                                                        $20.00    MAPP

 

Box & Paper & Envelopes  

 

C6                                                                                        $36.00    MABPE 

"..This book has been hand-bound using only the finest materials and techniques. High quality acid-free paper has been folded and sewn by hand using fine linen thread. Hand sewn silk end-bands compliment leather and marbled paper. The leather is vegetable-tanned goat skiin which has been stained.

Marbling is a complex method of paper decoration originating in 8th century Japan. Each sheet is unique, and can never be repeated like the first. This style of binding came about at the end of the Eighteenth Century, and remained popular until the advent of book cloth in the 1830's. This book will last more than one lifetime if well cared for ".

CCF05122012_00003 DSCF2144 DSCF2189 DSCF2188

Quarter-Bound  cloth binding          

 

DSCF2192

     Quarter-Bound                         Half-Bound                              Half-Bound

      cloth  binding                           cloth binding                      leather binding        

 

DSCF2160 DSCF2158 DSCF2159 DSCF2149 DSCF2148

MARBLED STATIONERY

CCF05122012_00003 DSCF2181 DSCF2180 DSCF2143

Art Portfolio

Magic Wallet

DSCF2182 DSCF2183

Box & Paper & Envelopes Pencil Pot

DSCF2184 CCF22022013_00001

SR A2   (640 x 450 mm)

 

1st    grade                            $25.00    MASH1

2nd  grade                            $20.00   MASH2

3rd   grade                            $15.00    MASH3

4th   grade                            $10.00    MASH4                                                              

 

Each sheet is unique, and whilst looking similar it can never look  identical. See below for samples of different patterns,  in a variety of colours.

 

NB: I teach paper marbling. For details click here.

SHEETS OF MARBLED PAPER

DSCF2126 DSCF2142 DSCF2127

FLAME

FLAME

FLAME

DSCF2129

ANTIQUE SPOT

DSCF2135

ANTIQUE SPOT

DSCF2128

ANTIQUE SPOT

DSCF2140 DSCF2133

SPANISH

 

NON PAREIL

 

DSCF2136

MARBLE  CUT

 

DSCF2131 DSCF2130 DSCF2132

GLOSTER

GLOSTER

MOD  SPOT

CCF22022013_00022 CCF22022013_00026 CCF22022013_00023 CCF05122012_00004 CCF22022013_00024 CCF22022013_00025