Our Aurelia design is fit for a king. Its inspiration dates back to Paris in the mid-18th century and the original binding housed copies of King Louis XV’s procedures for Holy Week. This book design is a marvellous riot of gold-tooled rococo elements, featuring birds, flowers and leaves.
French nobility and their bookbinders were not noted for their restraint in the use of gold embellishment, and this gilt-edged cover is no exception. Originally crafted by Pierre-Paul Dubuisson, this design is a marvellous riot of gold-tooled rococo elements such as birds, flowers and leaves. Dubuisson was himself bookbinding royalty of a sort. He and his father specialized in almanacs decorated with gold plates, and Dubuisson became the King’s official bookbinder in 1758.
This cover, the creme de la creme of French gilt binding, is an ode to the glory of gold – the precious metal against which all others are measured.
SIZE: Width: 180mm Height: 230mm
PAGE COUNT: 384 Pages
CLOSURE: No Closure
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT): 80
100% recycled binder boards
FSC-certified text paper
Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
Acid-free sustainable forest paper
Decorative printed cover paper