The binding structure is one that I have been playing around with for more than twenty years. It is simple, basic, and I love that the text can be removed at any time with no damage to the paper or binding. This is the most recent variation of this structure in that there is a full leather spine and the sewing is not visible. It provides the book with the flat opening of the hollow tube and the solid structure of a tight back. The binding is composed of various goatskins with an alum tawed goatskin inner spine. The onlays are of various leathers applied to the surface and then back pared before the inner lining is attached. Headbands are leather and the rivets are gold tooled. Pamela Smith marbled endpapers are utilized and Twinrocker handmade paper leaves have been sewn in with the text at the very end of the volume.
Ladislav R. Hanka. Remembering Jan Bohuslav Sobota. Kalamazoo, Michigan.: Ladislav R. Hanka, 2012.
Hanka, Ladislav R. , “Fox example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed February 26, 2024, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2331.