Books by AlexLibris

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One of my favorite bookbinders is Alex of AlexLibris. He does the most amazing custom work and you can find him in different places on the internet – I will post links to his sites below the photographs, all of which belong to him.

Alex is one of the nicest bookbinders I have ever come into contact with. He is quick to answer questions and always goes the extra mile to help with no pressure to buy.

And if any of my regular readers want to know – yes he makes Filofax type organizers as well! (picture below the links at the bottom)

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Anatomia Humani Corporis, 11 x 8 inches

As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbook – scientific masterpiece with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.

Full leather bound journal in size of 10.6 x 8 inches and thickness 3.2 inches. Book block has 250 leaves (500 pages) and its made with carefully stained and aged special type of vintage paper. Paper is excellent for writing or sketching with ink.

On front cover plate, dominate an exquisite leather rib cage. Its hand carved from thick leather, realistic formed, hand toned and canned with special bookbinder’s mixtures.

Book cover plates has gradient levels with many layered applications, embossing, carvings – over all, specially designed to be unique book on whole the world.

In “chained libraries” books are were chained to lecterns or shelves to prevent theft. In that reasons, this book have sturdy mounted chain on back cover plate.

Locking of the book is made with leather stripes, decorative metal ends and pegs embedded in edge of thick front cover plate. This clasps adorn the cover placing intrigue when opening and discovering its beauty.

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The Necronomicon wooden leather journal, 9 x 7 inches

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Find Alex on

 

And he has sold several Filofax-type binders in the past as well as general ring binders.

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

10 thoughts

  1. Good afternoon, and God bless! I happened upon this website when looking up cover inspiration for my first book rebinding, a moderately damaged and totally disbound 1883 edition of Errors’ Chains: How Forged And Broken by Frank S. Dobbins. Not wanting to “stick with” a traditional restorative process and breathe life back into an old design, I figured adding a little originality couldn’t hurt.

    I must ask, given the quality of the books being prepared by AlexLibris, where do you find your greatest inspiration for such unique designs? I would love some tips if whenever you can find the time.

  2. I’m amazed, both at the things you find out about, and the work, dedication and artistry in these bookcovers and other works. Breathtaking!

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