The choices include French calf skin, produced by Jullien et cie in Paris. Skins are vegetable-tanned, dried and dyed to produce a delicate, soft and supple leather. Skins are tanned, hand polished and finished to show the grain's essential beauty and natural features of the skin.
Head and tail bands will provide a quality finish to your atlas. Choose leather to match your cover choice or opt for complementary hand-embroidered silk bands.
+ £ 180
Line the inside covers of your atlas with elegant marbled endpapers. Marbling is an ancient Japanese method of making patterned paper by transferring colour from the surface of a liquid to paper.
Choose between English hand marbled endpapers made by Ann Muir or traditional Suminagashi endpapers.
Included in base price.
For extra luxury opt to add gold gilt edging to the pages of your Times Atlas - this specialist printing technique adds a superb finish only seen in top quality books.
+ £ 250
Hand printed gold type on the front gives your world atlas that special personal finish. Choose to show The Times logo or add your family crest (subject to approval of artwork).
Included as standard is 'Comprehensive Atlas of the World'.
With Times Brand
+ £ 60
With Crest or Logo
+ £ 200 (subject to sight of artwork)
Make your Times Atlas truly unique by adding your name (maximum 22 characters on one line) and location coordinates. Hand printed using gold type on the front cover.
Carry the personalisation through to the spine of the Atlas - choose to add your initials using hand printed gold type. Included as standard on the spine is 'Atlas of the World'.
Tailor the title page inside your atlas with a dedication, name and date of your choice and even the hand-signature of the Editor-in-Chief of Times World Atlases. All hand letterpress printed on the finest paper.
+ £ 220
To add that final touch, protect your superb atlas with a specially designed slipcase box. Choose between Douppion silk with open edges covered in leather trim, or black Japanese book cloth.
Silk with Leather Trim
+ £ 550
Black Japanese Book Cloth
+ £ 210