The result of two years’ collaboration at the private press Out-Take, featuring over 100 text and photographic contributors, at 432 pages and 85,000 words Stu is privately published. It has no ISBN and is not available from high street or online bookstores. This small edition of just 950 copies hand-bound in leather is only available direct from the publisher, Out-Take Limited. Each copy of the book includes an accompanying signed and numbered edition screen-print of Stu especially drawn for this tribute by Ronnie Wood. A slipcase houses this book and folio set.
Books at the binders at Smith Settle in Leeds, UK. At this stage the book block is sewn – and awaiting the full leather binding and then clamping ahead of insertion into the presentation block.
The leather is hand cut and the corners are shaved thinner in order to lie flat. The sewn sections are the way we achieve the book being able to open flatter without damaging the spine. This hand-finishing ensures a final bound product of a far higher quality than machine binding.
The binding of this book also has especially commissioned hand marbled end-papers – and the colours used here are matched by the header sewing at the spine of the book.