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Take a look below at some of our more recent bookbinding projects



Striped leather photo album 

Striped leather bound photo album / scrap book with gold details bound in greens, blues and purple

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14″ x 10″ Scarlet red hide leather album with raised bands and gold decorative tooling personalised with gold lettering on album and matching clamshell storage box. Red handmade marbled linings.

All our albums are hand made to order so please get in touch if you require a bespoke product.

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12″ x 12″ Bespoke leather bound photograph album in chestnut brown hide with raised bands on the spine and gold decorative tooling. 40 black pages { 80 sides } with white glassine tissue dividers.

All our albums are hand made to order so please get in touch if you require a bespoke product.

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Personalised leather napkin rings to match out table planners.

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Bespoke lettering

Examples of our lettering available in gold, silver & blind { no colour}

The Devon font is a plain open letter available in 30pt only. Great for embossing names on the linen albums and boxes

The Baskerville is a more traditional type face and is available in different sizes. Great to use if you have more than names to add such as a place and date.


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We can also get zinco block made up from black and white art work. These can be used to emboss names in other fonts or if you wanted to add a logo, small picture or intertwined initials

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Examples of company logos and crests



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Glasgow University

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Rebind of Football magazines


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Hazlegrove Preparatory School


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Gold logo for a 70th Birthday Album

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RNAS _ Flying log books with gold wings

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Linen Wedding albums

Some examples of linen wedding albums with matching clamshell storage boxes hand made to order with bespoke lettering on front of both album and box.


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Linen photograph albums with matching clamshell boxes

A few close ups of some our the linens available for our lovely linen photograph albums. These albums come with matching clamshell storage boxes and bespoke lettering in gold, silver or blind { no colour}

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Antiqued hide leather photo albums

Each piece of leather is hand dyed in our workshop to create a truly one -off photo album. With blind and gold decorative tooling on front, back and spine. These albums are personalised with gold or blind lettering .



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Vellum bound journal

One off vellum bound journal with Archer pages. Deckled edge for edge and bottomFull bound in vellum parchment with a painted design underneath in soft pinks, purples and navy blues. This item is available to buy. Please email on info£blackcatbindery.com


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Large scarlet leather bound book

Above is a series of photos showing the gold tooling of a large leather bound book. The gold decoration is built up slowly over a couple of days. Each line and tulip is individually placed. Both back and front boards are decorated. This large book is available to buy please email info@blackcatbindery.com for enquiries


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Albums and boxes photographed by

Photographs by Irena K Photography


Silk Dupion albums



Antiqued Hide Leather Game Book



Bespoke Presentation Storage Box

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Circular Seating Planner Set for 10 Places



PUNCTUATION: Limited Edition Private press book

Evergreen Press, Glos.

Wedding Albums

Wedding albums with matching clamshell boxes

Presentation Storage Box

Presentation storage box with chiyogami linings

Bespoke Clamshell Boxes

Bespoke clamshell storage boxes with rounded spines. Bound in Leather and linen. Raised bands and gold tooling on spines with a leather label on the front.

Wedding Albums

Wedding albums bound in linen and Japanese chiyogami paper. Matching storage box with extra keepsake compartment. Remove the decorative Chiyogami covered tray to reveal a keepsake compartment perfect for storing treasured memorabilia. These albums and boxes can be personalised with gold or silver lettering.

Angela Carter’s Tigers Bride

Limited Edition private press book. Beautifully printed by Rampant Lions press, Cambridge, illustrated by Corinna Sargood with 14 lino cuts and bound by Black Cat Bindery. 100 copies bound in 1/4 cloth with decorative printed paper sides.

Linen Wedding Albums with Clamshell Boxes

Antiqued Hide Leather Album

Hand dyed antiqued hide leather albums with raised bands on the spine and gold/blind decorative tooling

Limited edition poetry books in production

Each leather volume has been hand dyed and polished with gold title and blind embossed logo on spine and front

Leather Scrapbooks

Leather engagement, wedding and honeymoon books with gold and blind decorative tooling. Raised bands on spine and gold logo on front.

Photograph Album with Clamshell Box

Ghost Grey leather photograph album with matching drop back box in leather and linen

Clamshell Box

Large bespoke clamshell/dropback boxes with rounded leather spines. Decorative gold tooling and green leather labels with titles.

Table planner

Seating planner covered in red skiver and lined in red moire cloth. Seat for 26 but can retract to 16 settings

Antiqued hide leather albums

Antiqued hide leather albums with decorative blind and gold tooling

Print Box

Clamshell box for a large quantity of prints bound in oatmeal linen with with an old gold satin ribbon tie

Game Book

Bound in red goatskin leather with gold decorative tooling

Full Morocco goatskin guest book with raised bands and gold tooling

Landscape Guest Book. Full bound in blue goatskin with raised bands on spine. Gold lettering on front and gold decorative lines on spine. Hand marbled endpapers.

Large Portrait photo album 350 x 420mm

50 cream pages interleaved with tissue dividers. Bound in dark blue Canada hide leather with sculpted decorative design on front. Blind line boarder.

Portfolio style photo album / scrapbook bound in Ivory Satin Crush cloth

The album contain 15 ivory card pages { 350gsm in weight} with cloth joints. The pages can be removed or swapped around. Mountable page size is 11 x 11″Photos / cards, drawings and cuttings can be fixed in place using photo splits or archival tape.

Hand dyed hide leather scrap book / photo album

Something stripy. Deckled pages and compensations in spine to accommodate photos and drawings. Room for pen and ink too