CLOTH SOLANDER BOXES
Solander box in red buckram bookcloth and lined with acid-free
Why is this box called a Solander box?
The Solander Box
is the most practical way to store and protect artwork, rare books
Boxes are made
entirely by hand in a wide choice of materials. They are
normally lined with an archival barrier board, ensuring a dust-free
and acid-free environment.
LEATHER SOLANDER BOXES
The spines of three leather boxes in a variety of
finishes, S&S 2005
Boxes can be made to look exactly
like books. They can
be full, half or quarter bound.
They can have flat spines or round
spines with raised bands and can be
titled and decorated in gold leaf.
WITH ARCHIVAL POLYESTER SLEEVES
archival polyester sleeves
are polyester sleeves?
Boxes can be fitted with a hidden brass post
mechanism to hold archival polyester sleeves.
sleeves are turned like the pages of a book, ideal for the safe
handling and displaying of delicate material. The mechanism is
hidden from view but the posts can be unscrewed to allow the removal
and addition of new sleeves.
Solander box with
design in multi-coloured leather onlays
Many of our most creative designs
can be found on our boxes. The value of keeping books in their
original condition often makes boxes the preferred option to
Catalogue for some more examples of fine
A selection of full
leather Solander boxes
Behind: Portfolio in
dark green buckram bookcloth with a red morocco label
with a leather spine and buckram bookcloth boards
portfolios showing the inside three flaps
an economical alternative to Solander Boxes.
They are lighter
than boxes and therefore suitable for housing larger items.
They have three inside flaps and are generally lined in an acid-free
paper. They are tied at the foredge with ribbons and in the case
larger portfolios, there are extra ribbons at the top and bottom.
Roght: Clth square fronted slipcase
Middle: Leather entry cloth
slipcase with rounded opening
Left: Double leather entry slipcase
with rounded opening and pull ribbon
entry slipcase with cloth sides and square opening
Slipcases protect books and help keep
volumes upright on the shelves.
They can be made in paper, cloth,
or leather and combinations of these materials. Leather
entry slipcases with a curved chamfered opening adds great style to a