Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

These are the steps in producing a special bound copy of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine which was presented by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his visit to President Barack Obama for the annual St Patrick’s day celebrations in Washington DC.on Tuesday March 19th 2013. The book was bound in calf leather by Barbara Hubert Hand Bookbindery in Cork.
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Fig 21 Finished book in its slip case

Fig 21 Finished book in its slip case

‘Atlas of the Great Irish Famine ’ by Mike Collins Cork University Press | Readymag

‘Atlas of the Great Irish Famine ’ by Mike Collins Cork University Press

Fig 2 Before the book has been bound

Fig 2 Before the book has been bound

Fig 4 Supporting endpaper using acid free Bugra paper

Fig 4 Supporting endpaper using acid free Bugra paper

Fig 5 Bevelled edge-before

Fig 5 Bevelled edge-before

Fig 6 Bevelled edge-after

Fig 6 Bevelled edge-after

Fig 7 Bevelled boards attached, ribbon and headbands in place

Fig 7 Bevelled boards attached, ribbon and headbands in place

Fig 8 A hollow made of heavy manila card is marked up to take raised bands (leather)

Fig 8 A hollow made of heavy manila card is marked up to take raised bands (leather)

Fig 9 Raised bands in place

Fig 9 Raised bands in place

Fig 10 Edge paring the calf leather

Fig 10 Edge paring the calf leather

Fig 11 Leather being fitted to the book block

Fig 11 Leather being fitted to the book block

Fig 13 Caps formed top and bottom of spine

Fig 13 Caps formed top and bottom of spine

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