Our Bookcalf originates mainly from New Zealand and Scandinavia. The skins are vegetable tanned using Tara and/or Sumac. They are then aniline dyed and dried on our 'glass' drying machine to enhance the natural smoothness and beauty associated with this quality of leather. The surface is absorbent and lends itself well to additional dyeing by the user.
You can see examples of our Bookcalf on the following finished books: The Double Crown Club, Laphroaig, The House South of North,
Delta Design Portfolios,
Punctuation: A Printer's Study,
Oxford Ankle Boots,
Garden Reflections and
that are featured in the Showcase area of our web site.
Average Skin Size: 0.77 - 0.84m² (8¼ - 9ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 75 x 65cm
Standard Substance: 0.7mm
Colours available: 14 standard shades plus fair (undyed) and wheat
Grades: I, II, and III.
Prices for single skins:
Grade I - £313.00 per skin
Grade II - £222.00 per skin
Grade III - £194.00 per skin
Quantity discounts will be applied automatically.