Sculpting the Leather Eyelids for Rosemary’s Baby

We thought you’d like to take a quick behind-the-scenes look at the process of sculpting the leather eyelids around the glass eyes which appear on the cover of our Lettered edition of Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin.

Master bookbinder Peter Geraty spends hours hand sculpting each eyelid for this edition. The covers are made by hand by the same bookbinder who created the Lettered edition of Misery by Stephen King!

Once the covers are done, they will move onto the next phase to complete the binding of the book block.

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    michael doukas September 16, 2019, 11:05 am

    Very Very cool and what looks like a lot of work. The lettered is just spectacular.

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    Tom Finnegan September 16, 2019, 11:12 am

    Amazing!

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    BRUCE September 16, 2019, 11:45 am

    Is there any chance that the lids will close over time?

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    • Paul Suntup

      Paul Suntup September 16, 2019, 11:49 am

      Only if you sing it a sweet lullaby before bedtime.

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    Stephen Mandel September 16, 2019, 2:19 pm

    Absolutely Amazing Paul.
    What a phenomenal job

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    Dana Jean September 16, 2019, 6:03 pm

    “This is no dream! This is really happening!”

    Beautiful work!

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    Dana Jean September 16, 2019, 6:13 pm

    “What have you done to it? What have you done to its eyes?”

    I covet this book. 🙂

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    Mark S Dauck September 16, 2019, 8:33 pm

    Cant wait. 1st Lettered

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    Laurie Lupica September 17, 2019, 11:54 am

    Wow….So cool & unique!

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    Andrew September 18, 2019, 3:31 pm

    A stunning looking edition – missed this one so wondered if you had a list of people on reserve, just in case of unforeseen cancellations? If so, can my name be added? I take the view that if I don’t ask I’ll never know!
    Thanks!

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    • Paul Suntup

      Paul Suntup September 18, 2019, 3:50 pm

      Hi Andrew. Thanks for asking! We aren’t keeping a wait list for this book.

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