Medieval Book
Randy Asplund

All artworks are Randy Asplund

8th c.
Love Poems
15th c.
French Gothic
The Life of Jeanne d'Arc
15th c Gothic Miniature Book
The Life of Jeanne d'Arc Reproductions:
Hand bound and gilded

Limp Binding
16th c.
Parchment and leather around paper
Schiff Book
15th c.
French Gothic

12th c. Bestiary with Lectern and waxed tablet model by Randy Asplund
Demo Book
15th c style
12th c. Bestiary
Miniature book and Lecturn
with waxed tablet model

See pictures and text about how I make my books, parchment, colors, tools, and more on my Articles Page-

Making Ecclesiastes
8th c. Carolingian Binding
Northumbrian Content

Making the Schiff Book
15th Century

    These books are all hand-made using medieval techniques. Exceopt for the blank Limp Binding book which is blank paper covered in genuine parchment, each is covered in genuine leather over wood boards. The gilding is genuine gold, and some books have genuine precious and semi-precious gems mounted. Some are hand-tooled and most have hand made metal hardware. See the individual pages for details. Visual tours of how these books are made is found on the Articles page.

     If you would like a book similar to one of these, please contact Randy and ask about the possibilities. You can have any kind of book you like. The price is based on the costs of materials and the amount of time estimated to complete the work. For details on commissioning artwork please visit the Commissions page.