Nag Hammadi style red leather book

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  • Size: 15 x 21 cm
  • 40 pages
  • Leather covers
  • Shipped with a jute small bag

This 15 x 21 cm handmade leather book, containing fourty 100 g Hahnemühle paper pages (20 sheets) and printed paper endsheets from Florence, is inspired by the codexs found in 1945 at Nag Hammadi.

In 1945, fourteen papyrus codexs (that is, sheets folded and sewn together) were discovered in the city of Nag Hammadi (a village on the banks of the Nile river, Egypt) bound with leather containing religious and hermetic texts, apocryphal writings and moral judgments. It was local peasants who happened to find the books on the mountain, hidden inside a sealed ceramic jar.
This is is a tremendously important milestone for the history of bookbinding and the book, since they are the first examples of sewn sheets and outer binding of those that are known today.

The sheets are sewn to the leather covers, there is a small fastener and a few straps to hold them securely.

The above description is also on the front endsheet in Spanish and Catalan for informational purposes; not sewn or glued.

This craft book in the style of Nag Hammadi is also sent with a jute bag.