~ Beautiful leather bound editions printed and bound in United States since 1975 ~
For over 40 years Gryphon Editions has been publishing facsimile reproductions of the classic books in Law, Medicine, Science and Political Thought. Each volume is luxuriously bound in the best quality leather - never synthetic material - at prices that are surprisingly affordable!
The Art of Making a Gryphon Book
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 best quality 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.
Colorful endleaves are reminiscent of fine Old World editions. Coordinating headbands grace both ends of the spine and add strength. The acid-free leaves are smyth-sewn; their edges are gilded for additional protection and elegance. A permanent satin ribbon marker ensures easy reference.
For the discriminating collector, Gryphon Editions facsimiles enrich home or office while providing a lifetime of intellectual stimulation.