People usually look at this book and say something like “oh, I didn’t know you made real books” Its a funny reply but I understand. This really is the style most people are used to seeing on their bookshelves. It is called a case binding and became popular sometime around the turn of 19th century. The name comes from the fact that the case or cover and the text block (the pages sewn together) are made separately and later attached via an extremely imprecise process known as “Casing In.” As opposed sewing the boards on to the text block and covering them after the fact, as in fine binding. The cloth is Iris Bookcloth and the text block is made from Fabriano Sketch paper.