Bookbinding & Conservation. Don Etherington. (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2010.) First edition. 22.5cm x 28.4cm x 1.8cm

Bound in parchment over boards, using the ‘floating boards’ method. Parchment backed with Japanese ‘hanako’ paper, also used for flyleaves and endbands. Sewing tapes in parchment, woven and visible through groove. Hand-tooled cover design and title on spine labels in pale gold. Bound in 2014. Custom clamshell box.

The tooling on the cover envelopes the natural markings of the parchment. The use of modern papers throughout brings a nice mix with the more historical method of parchment covering.