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Special Editions

Silvio Mattacchione & Co. offers an exquisite publishing option for Special Edition books. Creating hand-bound books is a lost art-truly a labour of love! Our archive quality books can be found in major institutions in the Canada and the USA.

Binding a Special Edition

1) Hand sewing is required for each signature in a Special Edition project. This labour-intensive process takes years for an apprentice to master.

Hand sewing is required for each signature in a Special Edition project. This labour-intensive process takes years for an apprentice to master.

2) Each signature must be hand-pressed under appropriate weight.

Each signature must be hand-pressed under appropriate weight.

3) Special conservation glues and adhesives are used in the binding process.

Special conservation glues and adhesives are used in the binding process.

4) The covers are stamped with 24 karat gold.

The covers are stamped with 24 karat gold.

5) Blocks ready to receive their distinctive leather binding. A few hundred copies can take six months to bind!

Blocks ready to receive their distinctive leather binding. A few hundred copies can take six months to bind!

6) Each book eventually requires hand-pressing.

Each book eventually requires hand-pressing.

7) Like these examples, our Special Edition books are all hand-bound in Nigerian goatskin, with raised bands, Irish linen, hand-made endsheets, 23 karat gold stamping, conservation paper, and specially-produced slip covers lined with felt.

Like these examples, our Special Edition books are all hand-bound in Nigerian goatskin, with raised bands, Irish linen, hand-made endsheets, 23 karat gold stamping, conservation paper, and specially-produced slip covers lined with felt.

 


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