Glad you like it and it was worth the wait. Goodness knows, it was long enough!
Regarding the 2 slight negatives: there is no title on the spine of the book because there was none on the original so for authenticity we didn't add one. We did put a title on the spine of the slipcase so you can display that outwards in your library, for that exact reason. And, we didn't try to make that look original because it obviously isn't! So hopefully that clears that up and it isn't a negative at all!
You're right about the cover - it's not linen. But the original isn't either - it's a sort of printed board with a mock linen surface (ironically, this was originally quite a cheaply produced little book). We couldn't find anything to match this and we wanted to faithfully replicate the design which appears on the front and back cover. On the original, this is embossed but that would have meant making an embossing tool (2 actually, one for the black and one for the gold) which was prohibitively expensive for a run of 300.
So we have printed this digitally and also tried to pick up the weave effect on the scan. It's close but not perfect.
Main thing is, this is a FASCINATING and very rare little book which covers a lost period in whisky history. Lots to savour in its pages.
Thanks for loading the picture. I was trying to do that yesterday but couldn't figure out how to do it, which tells you all you need to know about my level of IT expertise.
On to Barnard pamphlets and Nettleton now. Check out http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk