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Do you forget your loved ones' birthdays and anniversaries? I always do but I just couldn't find a birthday book I liked so I decided to produce my own. No more putting birthdays into each new year's diary for me. This would be a birthday book that I would be happy to keep on my desk forever.

I am a bookbinder by trade so I had to enlist the help of some friends. I decided on
- limited edition run of only 250 copies, individually numbered.
- printed by hand by John Grice at Evergreen Press, one of the UK's last letterpress printers
- made of Somerset Book, a lovely quality heavy off-white paper (115gsm)
- using a Castellar typeface
- three different colour covers - red, orange and green

The illustrations are from original linocuts by Olivia Clifton-Bligh depicting British birds and animals, found around our local Longleat estate.
January - otters, February - barn owl, March - ram, April - toad, May - pigs, June - cow, July - trout, August - dragonfly, September - fallow deer, October - snail, November - rooster, December - geese, cover - sparrows and chicks.
Each month has three pages lined and numbered to fill in your memorable dates.

The sheets were then bound by me in my workshop in a converted cowshed in the Wiltshire countryside. Each colour has matching hand printed endpapers depicting a pattern made from a feather from the barn owl. Finally the books are wrapped in tissue paper and placed in custom made boxes, hand printed with the title and my Mintyfresh logo and the book's individual number on the side.

Don't forget to specify a colour.
Please convo me if you have any questions and want postage prices for outside UK.

Luxury hand-made limited edition birthday book

$69.36 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Only ships to United Kingdom from Frome, United Kingdom.