Here at last is the Victorian bound volume (1878) of improving stories for Sundays. It is a family heirloom belonging to Chris Fletcher. I am proud of the marbled paper which was created for this book by Payhembury Marbled Papers. Among their designs, there was one which was almost an exact match to the original paper but it was in the wrong colours. So I sent them a photo of it and asked if they could change the colours and they said yes. Being a belt-and-braces person, I bought two sheets but have only used one. I did get the endpapers for David Copperfield out of the scraps left over. It is a very substantial book, being 12 inches high and 2.5 inches thick. But it is a library binding which should see it through another 150 years.
I am getting on slowly with the Coptic belt. It will be another day or two before it is done.