To Walk Invisible | Replica 1st Edition Book Props

Film TV & Theatre

Brief

To create replica first edition book props of Jayne Eyre. To appear as they would have been when they were originally bound, inclusive of the printed text and original cloth.

(Image from the BBC production)

Process

These were case-bound, hardbacks. We researched the first editions, selected the appropriate, hand-made paper, case-binding and cover. We then recreated the embossed details on the covers, including the gold-blocked spine.

Finished Pieces

The finished book props were as close to the original first edition Jayne Eyre prints as possible. We were also asked to recreate some more first edition covers of the Tenant Wildfell Hall. As a set on screen, the replica books like just like they would have done at the time.

(Image from the BBC production)