Fine Bindings

Modern fine Bindings are unique, high quality design lead books, usually commissioned by individuals on finely printed books or books that are of significance to the person. These volumes are bound in leather, vellum or silver and have a design applied to them that is unique using double endbands, onlays, inlays, gold/palladium tooling and other recognised binding techniques.

  Land, Old Stile Press, 2008 Bound by Stuart Brockman, 2008

Covered in full dark green Levant with gilded leather design with goatskin onlays and gold tooling.

Private US collection

 Vins Fleurs & flammes James Brockman Vins, Fleurs and Flammes, Published by Bernard Klein, Paris, 1956. Bound by James Brockman, 2008

Full embossed silver with silver edges to leaves, double hinge joints, leather lettering label on spine, leather covered turn-ins with brocade doublures.

Private UK collection

  Ulysses, James Joyce,  Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1922, Limited edition.Bound by James and Stuart Brockman

Green Harmatan goatskin binding with red goatskin onlays, tooled and lettered in three shades of gold and palladium leaf, stainless steel bosses.  Louise Brockman marbled paper endleaves.  The mass gold tooled areas are achieved with a specially made 18 segment finishing tool used with three shades of gold and palladium leaf.

Private UK Collection


  Together and Alone,  Christopher Whitfield, Illustrations by John O’Connor, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945, Copy 195 of an edition of 500 Bound by Stuart Brockman

Black and white geometric watercolour covered with transparent vellum with red goatskin onlays, lettered in palladium leaf, Louise Brockman marbled paper endleaves.

Private UK Collection

  Makhaev Engravings

Bound by James Brockman

Book covered in two skins of black goatskin.  The sunken frame on each board was on-laid with black calf.  Tooled using specially made finishing tools in three shades of gold and palladium leaf.  Purple goat-skin inlays.  Louise Brockman marbled paper endleaves.

Eton College Library Collection

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