Books: Designer Bindings

‘Once Upon a Good Time’ by John B. Jaeger

MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Full leather fine binding with secret compartment for engagement ring box


Story by John B. Jaeger
Illustrations by Emily Cunningham

Size of the book closed:
150 x 190 mm

Materials:
brown goatskin, painted parchment, palladium leaf, raw silk, semi-precious stones (amethyst)

Techniques:
blind-tooling, raised palladium leaf onlays, edges gilt on the rough, hand-sewn silk headbands, painted and gilt endpapers, blind-tooled leather doublures, raw silk covered drop-back box with individually set stone mosaic, a hidden compartment with bespoke engagement ring box.

In private collection