Finally the very first copy of our exemplary has arrived in the office. The box, modelled on an officer’s writing slope, has taken several prototypes to perfect, but we are now absolutely delighted with it. The book and the portfolio sit snugly inside, protected by the lining and secured by the lids. Both the portfolio and the book are fully bound in leather with raised bands and the cover design of the book is executed in embroidery with coloured and metallic threads. Underneath the portfolio are two additional maps, the Duke’s own map, courtesy of the Royal Engineers and Du Craan’s exquisite map of the field.


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