This regal binding comes from the revered artisans at Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a world-renowned British bindery.
The bindery is best known for the bejewelled cover of Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, forever lost in the sinking of the Titanic!
Established in London in 1901, Sangorski & Sutcliffe quickly rose to become one of the 20th century’s most important bookbinding firms, famous for jewelled bindings like Rubaiyat and for their use of real gold in the cover details.
This particular design was made in 1922 to house Rudyard Kipling’s “Recessional” poem, written for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
It is a literal jewel of a book, bound in a rich red leather inlaid with gemstones such as turquoise, aquamarine and ruby, and featuring medieval-style illumination. This beautiful binding is now part of the Dallas Public Library’s collection.
Our Diamond Jubilee design is available as an ultra, midi and mini hardcover journal, a pencil case and a bookmark.