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Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (Shepherds Bookbinders)

by Roni Weiss - Artist and Calligrapher

"Every so often, Shepherds is lucky enough to work on something truly extraordinary. This Hebrew manuscript by Roni Weiss is a stunning example of calligraphy and illumination on vellum, and took him over 1000 hours to complete. He had a strong idea of how he wanted the binding to look, and chose blue and natural Chieftain goatskins, with crimson detail on a sculptured front board. We created a tooling pattern based on the themes of nature evident in the text, in an identifiably Sangorski & Sutcliffe style, with entwining roses and leaves in gold leaf with crimson onlays. It was, we hope, a fitting protection for his work."

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