A book with a history, that is.
The pages are from the remaining supply of my father's sketching materials, a nice quality of parchment-quality paper in a caramel color. The linen for stitching the signatures is bits and pieces remaining from previous bookbinding projects. The cover material is bookcloth I made from a fabric designed by Catalina a few years ago and printed by the folks at Spoonflower. And the endpapers are from a supply I purchased in a paper shop on Broadway on a long-ago trip to New York.
I think I've made progress with the flat back book style. The secret seems to be in paying careful attention to very small differences in measurement. Allowing for takeup of cover material in the glueing process, and for "creep" when parts are wrapped and folded. Not unlike the measurements weavers are accustomed to.