Nineteen Eighty-Four by Orwell

This binding is a gift. The person receiving it did not want the most special edition but just needed a hard cover edition of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. So I snagged a 1st editions… Continue reading

Newport Tower by Philip Ainsworth Means

There is a saying, I may be getting wrong, about the children of the shoemaker never having shoes…which I have always taken to mean that the maker sells all his work and never… Continue reading

Handmade Fine Binding Artist’s Journal

I had a request for a hand made watercolor journal. After finding cold pressed high quality watercolor paper I hand sewed it, added the finest waxed Italian marbled paper, edge gilded the pages,… Continue reading

A simple feminine address book.

My wife has wanted a simple address book bound by me for ages. This winter I finally got around to doing one for her. It is bound in a hand dyed calf that… Continue reading

The Very Best Masonic Binding

I challenged myself recently— take a Masonic Cipher and Manual sent to me by a highly decorated Masonic Brother and make them something S P E C I A L. The bindings were… Continue reading

A Commission – Liber Aleph in a Fine Binding

A previous client commissioned me to bind a copy of Aleister Crowley’s “Liber Aleph” for a fine binding commission. I used fine goat skin from England and black foil for the titles. I… Continue reading

The JRR Bookworks Masonic Stamps

Every time I put out a Masonic binding I am asked, “Where do you get your tools?”. The Masonic square and compass are very hard to find. Now JRR Bookworks is proud to… Continue reading

The Never Ending Requests for “The NeverEnding Story”

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE BELOW BEFORE EMAILING ME FOR THIS BOOK! In the face of ever mounting requests for a copy of “The NeverEnding Story” I thought it best to present an example… Continue reading

Hand dyed goat with Panel motif

Weeks of restoration were needed to dis-bind, clean, and repair the thin aged paper. Once I repaired it I was able to put it in a hand dyed and shaded calf skin leather… Continue reading

Black Calf with Blind and Gold Tooling and custom stamps

   

Fallen Angels

The Book —- The anti-universalist, or, History of the fallen angels of the scriptures: proofs of the being of Satan and of evil spirits: intended as a refutation of the three main points… Continue reading

Brass Tools by Bookbindesigns

JRR Bookworks is proud to offer Brass Hand Tools by Kevin Noakes of Bookbindesigns! Navigate from the Menu at the top of this page or click here http://jrrbookworksbrasstools.wordpress.com/ to see Bookbindesign’s 2012 catalog, pictures,… Continue reading

We can rebuild him….we have the technology

We can rebuild him….we have the technology Weeks ago I finished a labor intensive prolonged project on an antique Knight Templar Masonic book and new presentation box. The box was primarily a gift… Continue reading

ZANONI – A Rosicrucian Tale

I wanted a soft velvety leather that had deep dark impressions in a classically inspired design. The focus was to be a refined chunky sumptuous binding that I could feel the second I… Continue reading

Red Goat with Gold tooling and slip case.

My client sent me a broken copy that needed restoration before being married to a new leather suit. I cleaned, repaired, and hand sewed the book then added heavy beveled boards, spine bands,… Continue reading

Knights Templar 1865

I was commissioned to repair and rebind an 1865 Masonic Knights Templar By Laws and member signature book. Started with quill and ink in 1865 and extending down to the present day with… Continue reading

Masonic Bible- Cleaning and Patching

As I pack the bindery for our move across country I have to also continue to complete a few remaining jobs. I thought I would share a few pictures of my surface treatments… Continue reading

Vellum – John Baptista Porta’s Natural Magick

I had some INTENSE difficulties with this piece…enough to literally make me question whether I should be a binder at all. I was asked to gild the page edges in purple. I have… Continue reading

A Clam Shell Leather Bound Drop Spine Box.

I was asked to create a presentation box in full leather for a very fat book. This, in turn, meant a very thick box. I bound this huge heavy beast in full green… Continue reading