A Stamped Clamshell Box for a Family Heirloom Sometimes a book is beyond repair either because the paper is brittle or because the cost of the work exceeds common sense. In such instances, it is sensible to have a custom box made for the book. The client wanted a box that would bear the names of the family members who previously owned the book. After setting the type, I used gold foil to stamp the cover of the box. The book fits snugly in the box, protected from further deterioration.