Incline Press • 36 Bow Street Oldham OL1 1SJ England
Telephone (011-44) 0161 627 1966

Hand-made books for the collector who reads and the reader who collects

Books for Binders


Incline Press supports the craft of hand binding. All of our books are bound by hand, either here at the workshop, or at the workshop of a professional hand binder. Books are usually bound in small batches as they are needed, and until the entire edition is bound, sheets (unbound folded and collated pages) are available to hand binders at a reduced price. Specimen pages are available on request.

Most of the time binders buy a single book for binding, but occasionally we collaborate with a binder who is interested in exploring the possibilities of a small, specially designed edition of one of our titles. Binders who have designed special editions of our books include Stephen Conway, who created a special edition for In Praise of Patterned Paper and The Decorated Books of Thomas Lowinsky, Lori Sauer, with her vellum binding for First Wife, and recently Chris Hicks specially designed a small edition for Garden Relicts. If you are interested in such a challenge, we would be happy to discuss it with you.

We offer discounts of 10-15% for classes and groups who want to order in bulk. Please email or phone us to discuss your requirements and place your order

To purchase sets of sheets, go to our catalogue  or click on a link below.

Steel Horizon by Jonathan Wonham with linocuts by Nicholas Wonham
Four sections, printed on Zerkall smooth paper, 12 1/2 x 8 inches, 54 pages.

Randal Davies and his Little Books of Nonsense
Ten sections, printed on light grey Wokey Hole paper, 9 x 7 1/2 inches, 137 pages.

Minerva, Mantone & Circes by Boccaccio, introduced by Rhiannon Daniels and Guyda Armstrong
Two sections, printed on Wookey Hole mould-made paper, 8¼ x 5 ¼ inches, 24 pages.

The Days Out the Weeks Away by Ian McMillan with photographs by Ian Beesley
Three sections, printed on Zerkall, 8 x 5 1/2 inches, 36 pages.

Danger & Destiny in the Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm by David Blamires
Four sections, printed on Zerkall, 50 pages.

Pangur Ban with illustrations by Philippa Threlfall
One section, printed on 200 gsm Velin Arches, 11 x 7, 12 pages.

Walking Round Cambridge; William Blake's Auguries of Innocence illustrated by Rose Harries
Four sections, printed on Zerkall rough, 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 52 pages.

My Father made Toys, by Thorsten Sjölin with wood engravings by Geraldine Waddington
Single section, printed on white Zerkall smooth paper, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 20 pages.

A Lullaby, by Richard Rowland
Single section, printed on Bugra Butten, 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 16 pages.

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Chris Burke
Four sections, Magnani paper.
n.b. ALL of these have been forwarded (that is, sewn onto tabs) in the workshop of Stephen Conway.

E R Weiss: the Typography of an Artist by Gerald Cinamon
Sixteen sections, printed on Magnani paper, 14 x 9 inches.
This is a complex binding project for someone who really wants a challenge. It comes collated and includes guards.


Last updated 2 July 2016 by K. Whalen. Reproduction of a line engraving from a woodcut by Jost Amman from Cuts for Craft-workers (out of print)