Period Style and Traditional Bindings
Our shop has over 3,000 brass finishing tools for gold work. These allow our finishers to match any binding style, from medieval to modern. We still use genuine gold leaf (not foil) which imparts a brilliance and vitality that is unsurpassed. We stock imported calfskins of excellent quality, along with top grades of Nigerian moroccos. Harcourt's collection of hand marbled papers ranges from l8th century facsimiles to genuine l9th century papers; modern papers include batik, printed stock, and hand marbled papers from craftsmen representing 7 countries.
Shown to the right are books bound in honey colored calf, decorated in gold leaf and finished by hand to match a l9th century binding style. Our staff is also skilled in antique sprinkling techniques, laced-in bindings, and other technical aspects of historical bindings.
Harcourt also specializes in creating unique or traditional Books of Remembrance, Ledgers and Guest Books, Blank Books and Diaries.