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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Front cover of Leather box

Art and Architecture of Ireland
Five volume set.


We were recently commissioned to create a leather presentation book
box to hold the five volume set...  ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF IRELAND .
A fully illustrated account of the art and architecture of Ireland from the Middle ages to the end of the twentieth century.

The solid wood box was bound in full calf skin leather, the title and logo were tooled in gold on the cover. The interior was finished using handmade Parisian Marble papers.The box closed with a  leather book strap and brass stud.  

Leather box containing 5 volume set

Thirteen of these boxes were required in total with each box individually personalised with names gold tooled on the cover.
The solid timber and full leather box structure was necessary due to the impressive weight of the five volume set.

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