The publication of a Gryphon Editions facsimile begins with the acquisition of an important edition - often the first - of a classic work selected by an editorial advisory board composed of renowned experts in their field.
The Gryphon editors obtain these rare volumes from world-class libraries, private collectors, and antiquarian booksellers. The interior of the original is faithfully reproduced, page by page, by precision optics cameras, retaining text, and dimensions. Our craftspeople then reproduce a volume of uncommon quality and durability using methods employed for centuries.
Every volume is fully bound in top-quality genuine leather, or is quarter-leather bound with fine library buckram, and embellished with gold stamping of an original design. The raised bands across the spine are distinctive of the classic bookmaker's art.
Specially commissioned marbelized endleaves are reminiscent of fine Old World editions. Coordinating headbands grace both ends of the spine and add strength.
Illustrations are painstakingly reproduced.
The acid-free leaves are Smyth-sewn; their edges are gilded for additional protection and elegance. A permanent silk ribbon marker ensures easy reference.
For the discriminating collector, Gryphon Editions facsimiles enrich home or office while providing a lifetime of intellectual stimulation.