The Master’s Book

When a man who has knocked on the door of a Masonic Lodge, petitioned and been accepted for initiation, experienced the three Degrees, sat in the many Officer chairs and has even become… Continue reading

Signed by Crowley- AMBERGRIS

I was given the opportunity to work with a signed copy of Aleister Crowley’s “Ambergris” once owned by Felix White. The book came to me with a spine that was little better than… Continue reading

Levi’s Transcendental Magic

Bound in green goat, tooled in blind, protected by a goat covered slip case and the original cloth cover…this tome is ready for a life of arcane use.

Masonic Royal Arch Bible

Scarlet vegetable tanned “Sokoto” goat skin from Morocco, hand tooled letters with custom “triple tau” stamp made here in the bindery, Italian scroll end sheets to match the title page border, three book… Continue reading

Address Book Redux

A new customer requested an address book similar to the one I made for my wife a few months ago. I not only created another book but added several more levels of binding… Continue reading

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

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

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