How we make them
1 : After the book is printed and trimmed to the correct size, the pages are meticulously hand stitched onto the leather straps.
2 :The Final interior of the book before the leather cover.
1 :We cut our leather covers from full cow hides, hand selected for color and texture.
2 :This is the leather after the cutting and before any tooling is done.
3 : The leather is cleaned up around the edges, marked with chalk to the correct size and hammered into shape.
4 :The Tooling is marked with chalk and placed.
5 :After the tooling of the leather is done.
6 :The book and the leather cover are combined, the leather cover is cut and the leather straps are pulled through.
7 :The long leather strap is trimmed under and folded over with a final stitch and leather glue.
A.P. Manuscripts is dedicated to preserving the worlds rarest books, manuscripts, and scrolls for future generations. We make reproductions for educators.