And so the binding was complete! I used a spare piece of the endpapers to create a title for the box. The words were pierced out using a scalpel and backed with gold leaf. The title was then sewn to the lid of the box through small holes drilled around the outside of the label.
I knew early on that wanted the container to be made from Maple wood to tie in with the book title and I was pleased to be able to source some. The inside of the box was lined with felt, with a ribbon lifter attached to help to get the book out of the box.
THE COMPLETED BOX
THE BOOK IN THE OPEN BOX
THE BOOK ON THE OPEN BOX
THE BOOK NEXT TO THE BOX
THE EDGE DECORATION
THE FULL COVER
BACK COVER DETAIL
FRONT COVER DETAIL
I was finally able to order the outer conservation box from The Bodleian Library a few weeks ago.
As well as adding a title to the spine, I glued into the inner lid of the box a map dating from 1910, showing the area of “St. Denis-Pontoise” in France, including the town of “Eragny”.
The press was named after the Pissarro family’s home village in Normandy, I will have to try and visit it someday!