Stephen Shepherd, he of The Full Chisel Blog, suggested a version of the Mechanick Exercises cover in the original look, or, as We prefer to say, au naturale. Creating one for a case bound laminate cover proved to be a bit of a pain what with all the spine allowances and extra bleed. But for a perfect bound cover, the task was not so onerous.
I'm thinking of this as an alternate cover to the more commercial version, not a replacement.
Comments, pro and con, are always appreciated.
Till next, Gary
PS... and because I can, here is Our Workshop, the Au Naturale version...
PPS... and because I can be obsessive about such things, here is Our Workshop as born.