The Leporello

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The leporello uses a parallel folding technique whereby the pages form a continuous concertina.  Often called concertina or accordian binding, several lengths are pasted together to build the book’s extent with the joins planned to fall discretely where the pages fold.  The folded block is then bound within soft or hard covers, either as separate panels front and back or as a more conventional case with spine.

Here are some recent projects that we’ve produced that use this unusual and attractive binding style.