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BOXES AND SLIPCASES

BOXES AND SLIPCASES

From fragile manuscripts to modern first editions, our cases provide an ideal way to protect books and papers. All of our cases are made by hand, using goatskin (morocco) or calf leather and the finest quality book cloth. They can be lined with marbled paper, suede, or felt.

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SLIPCASE

A slipcase is an open-fronted box that leaves the spine of the book visible. A slipcase can be lined with marbled paper, suede or felt and a ribbon is attached inside to ease the removal of the book.
 

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DROPOVER BOX

A dropover box is a closed box which affords greater protection against light, dust, etc. The spine can be flat or rounded with raised bands to resemble a book, with the title and author lettered in gilt.

A few of the stages involved in constructing a dropover box
Constructing a dropover box

PRICES

The prices below refer to boxes and slipcases made for books up to 10” high. Boxes and slipcases for larger books cost increasingly more. In addition, VAT must also be charged for work carried out for customers living in the UK.

Cloth slipcase – from £100
Quarter leather slipcase – from £300
Cloth drop-over box – from £200
Full leather drop-over box (with rounded back and raised bands) – from £400

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