The Gently Mad Edinburgh Bookbinder and Bookseller
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19th century hand-coloured bird print by F.O. Morris
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some recent leather volumes bound by The Gently Mad

Above are a collection of leather volumes recently bound at The Gently Mad for one of our regular clients. All of the above use hand-stained calf leather to give an antique-look, and smooth polished finish, to the volumes.


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Green Willow (illustrated by Warwick Goble) : Bound at The Gently Mad

Arabian Nights - Full leather binding with leather onlays : Bound at The Gently Mad
Green Willow
Full leather with blind tooling
Arabian Nights
Full leather with onlays

Gold being applied to the spine of a book

The finished leather binding
Human Anatomy
During gilding process
Human Anatomy
The finished book









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Miniature leather bound boo by The Gently Mad Bookbinder
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~ Dutch Onlay ~
Leather only for Dutch Fairy Tale Book
Example of Baz's
leather onlay work
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~ Egg & Flour ~
egg and flour used in bookbinding
We use eggs and flour in all our fine leather bindings but we dont bake them!
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The Gently Mad : 2 Summer Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NR : 0131 261 6028 / 07702592972